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Old 14 Aug 2013, 20:44
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The purpose of the feature is to prevent Trojans being embedded in your site which can later be changed to something malicious.

If your users are referencing other people's material via an image URL they do not have the right to use, they are already in violation of copyright.

We strictly enforce copyright ownership and we upload all external images using the Import External Images mod.
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Old 14 Aug 2013, 23:22
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Originally Posted by tommythejoat View Post
The purpose of the feature is to prevent Trojans being embedded in your site which can later be changed to something malicious.

If your users are referencing other people's material via an image URL they do not have the right to use, they are already in violation of copyright.

We strictly enforce copyright ownership and we upload all external images using the Import External Images mod.
@tommythejoat - Could you refer to the mod you are talking about. I am sure that would help those that do not really understand this issue or know what to use.
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Old 17 Aug 2013, 03:20
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I don't think linking to a publicly available image is necessarily a copyright violation. If so, everything at imgur would be illegal.

But rather than long legal arguments, what vb really needs is an option for this to be on or off by default. Don't hold your breath.
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Old 17 Aug 2013, 20:42
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Linking is not. But inserting the image into another page is - there's a difference. However, for copyright it does not matter if you serve the image from your server or another one.
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Old 18 Aug 2013, 04:12
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Originally Posted by tbworld View Post
@tommythejoat - Could you refer to the mod you are talking about. I am sure that would help those that do not really understand this issue or know what to use.
I was talking about the subject of this thread, which I think is the IMG tool's behavior of defaulting to uploading the url image rather than just putting it between IMG tags.

The default behavior is really just quick insertion of an uploaded attachment.

If you have threads available on your site that are years old and only used as a research base, you are vulnerable to someone modifying the target of your image reference to something else you would not want to see on your site.

Since you make a reference to the foreign site whenever the image is displayed, it is possible that the reference could be corrupted in such a way as to damage your site.

The default behavior is, in my opinion, the correct behavior. If you always make local references, you are always in control of what is displayed.

As Cellarius says, if the actual image is displayed on your site you need to have a chain of authority to use it. If the image does not appear, but is only linked then you do not need any usage authorization. In some cases the rule now seems to be that you can also use a thumbnail in the link if it is not sufficient quality to infringe on the copyright of the original.

The fact that there are tons of flagrant violations does not change the law, which is international in scope.

The mod we are using for the purpose of importing ALL external image references is this one that runs in the background as a cron job and stores them locally with a local reference. http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...mport+external

Last edited by tommythejoat; 18 Aug 2013 at 04:22. Reason: Add reference for Mod.
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Old 01 Dec 2014, 17:14
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Thank you on solution, but for 4.2.2 this does not work!
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Old 01 Dec 2014, 17:28
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Thank you on solution, but for 4.2.2 this does not work!
As the thread title states, this is regarding version 4.1.10. If you have your own questions about something in 4.2.2, I suggest you start your own thread and be specific about your problem.
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Old 17 Jul 2017, 10:27
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It is working on v.4.2.5

And also for hide this i added this code:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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Old 29 Sep 2018, 06:58
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Tested 100% in 4.2.5. Completely removes and disables the checkbox and text leaving only the URL entry.



./clientscript/ckeplugins/vbimage/dialogs/image.js

Go to Line 257

Replace


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

With this


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

and then in additional.css add this


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