For Future Reference – MySpace

For future reference: the magic incantation to see who on MySpace is leeching your images

grep -i myspace.com access* | cut -d ' ' -f 11 | sed 's/"//g' | sed 's/&MyToken.*//' | sort -u

For future reference: the magic incantation to redirect those requests to a picture of a unicorn and a princess (reminiscent of Substitute’s “LOL-American Cheez” image, but including the text “H4cK3D Pr0pP4 BY Za M4D +T0LoLZ” because, ya know, any time someone changes a linked image on MySpace, the first reaction is “someone hacked my MySpace!”)

Rewrite Engine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} myspace.com
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/ms
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} \.jpg$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} \.gif$
RewriteRule ^.*$ https://netninja.com/ms/unicorn.gif

Interpretation: Any image request from MySpace (excepting those pointing to the special “gated community” directory of /ms/) get redirected to the lame unicorn picture. Google will still index the images, so that people may still use them on their MySpace profile in the future. *evil grin* The few images I use on my own intentionally-convoluted MySpace profile get served up correctly.

Abbreviated list of URLs that were affected (basically, as many as I could pull from my logs and check before I got bored):

orly (and other birds):
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=112896984
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=147237753
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=81916786
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=91653995
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=49804837
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=77461154

Wendy Carlos Moog synth
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=125003992
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=35480690
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=107804129
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=169817253
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=72272494

Metacortex abstract circle line thing
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=2879201
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=57600734
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=27227993
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=34164746
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=34201582
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=35336870
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=36014429
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=3987511

Scary Clown
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=7527095
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=82733664
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=2178936
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=57117944

See Also: Freedom, Justice, and a Disturbingly Gaping Ass, by textfiles.com creator Jason Scott. It’s an entertaining read about half a million requests for a Grim Reaper image he was hosting, what he did, how the MySpace users reacted, and (the extremely scary bit) how the “MySpace theme developers” reacted.
Edited to add: Those were from netninja.com. There were another 10,000 hits at adjectivenoun.org, from both from MySpace and about ten threads at a single forum called forum.hanovete.com (which doesn’t appear to be up right now)

40 of St Ides + Curious George Altoids tin resting on a large ammunition can
http://www.myspace.com/matt_one
http://comment.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewComments&friendID=38467872
http://forum.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=messageboard.viewThread&groupID=102166835&page=1&EntryID=25521283&CategoryID=0&get=1&adTopicId=17&lastpagesent=0&Mytoken=1A5BA64E-CFBD-4C43-AC9BBE3CB2FCC5CA92714021
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=38467872

Dog Photocopy
http://www.myspace.com/michaelplackeexquisiteberlin
http://www.myspace.com/supertoni
http://comment.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewComments&friendID=167483854

Brandon’s Fridge
http://www.myspace.com/paffpeach
http://www.myspace.com/vincentpants
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=53063138

Warranty Void if Seal is Broken
http://comment.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewComments&friendID=163622853
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=163622853
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=52088431

Crazy guy with sign
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=101093070

The “Warp Core Breach” at the Star Trek bar in Vegas
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=10956975

Bathroom at a local bar (Acme?)
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=29373537

Ninja in a Toilet
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=57049938

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