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Weblog:   iLike iComic
Subject:   This app and bandwidth theft
Date:   2003-11-26 03:35:03
From:   anonymous2
I am a comic artist whose comic has been in danger of going down several times due to bandwidth theft -- the nonauthorized use of bandwidth that I have to pay for to keep the comic up.

I guess that'S one of the unadvertised features of icomic -- the artist foots the bill completely for your use, and cannot regain any of his/her money back from the banner ads/merchandise that this app skips. So not only are you pulling a comic off his site, but also money from his wallet too.

I should also add that my permission was never asked for to leech my site with these kinds of apps.

If you love comics and respect the rights (and wallets) of the comic creators, you won't use these kinds of apps.

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  • This app and bandwidth theft
    2003-11-26 03:38:38  anonymous2 [View]

    I should also add that this app leeches from comic sites by faking the HTTP_REFERER field. This is a false transaction of data, and I'm not sure where this stands legally.
    • This app and bandwidth theft
      2003-11-27 09:35:06  anonymous2 [View]

      Oh, it's pretty legal. It"s no different than a webbrowser that has ad-blocking and popupblocking turned on. Except that this "webbrowser" is not compatible with more sites than a general webbrowser.

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