This month in the MAY screenie post here at wincustomize, a fellow subscriber asked me "where can I find that wall(paper)?"
Now, as I am not a professional forum type person, I just posted a link directly to the FREE wallpaper on the origin site.
Then after I posted my reply, I checked the link and it worked fine.
In the same reply, I posted a link to the homepage of the origin site and gave the title/author 100% credit (of course) and some awesome cudos for such nice artwork.
The next day, I checked the direct link to the wall and found myself redirected to a google search of this "hotlinking" topic. (My link had changed and not by my doing). But, the link to the homepage of origin is still intact.
Is this actually illegal? How did my link get changed?
I honestly did not mean to cause any harm or trouble... just trying to be sociable. I have seen many hotlinks around the forums, but since I do not know the etiquette of every situation, I feel I need to ask.
Thank you for any helpful replies... I wont be able to check back here until tomorrow morning. I need a couple hours sleep before I go to work tonight.