ImageShack Serving 'frozen frog', Blocking Certain Countries

Since Feb this year, ImageShack has been IP banning most of the World, and site owners those outside USA, Canada and the European Union are asked to register in order to be able to view any images stored on their servers. With this new policy, the company is serving "frozen frogs," instead of the intended […]

Since Feb this year, ImageShack has been IP banning most of the World, and site owners those outside USA, Canada and the European Union are asked to register in order to be able to view any images stored on their servers. With this new policy, the company is serving "frozen frogs," instead of the intended pictures, to those included in the ban.

ImageShack frozen frogs: Pic 1

It's not all, the company is also serving a frozen frog with "unregistered domain" message, even when the "country requires logging in" frozen frog should have been served, thus adding a confusioning element as to why the intended image wasn't served.

ImageShack frozen frogs: Pic 2

Well, the ImageShack has the right to adopt whatever policy it deems adequate and desirable, we're now thinking to move our photos, and images from the ImageShack to altenative hosting who believe in serving information equally to everybody, such as Flickr, PhotoBucket, imgur and Rightload.

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