We do get a lot of requests from people who'd like to include our cartoons in their blogs, on MySpace pages etc. or in posts on web forums or chat groups. Our rules at the moment are as follows:
Firstly if you want to insert one of our cartoons in the content of your blog, social networking site or forum post so that it's viewable alongside the text (like the one below) then you should license it under the appropriate "Blog, Social Networking and Forum Post" license. If your blog, social networking site or forum post is non-commercial (doesn't take paying subscribers or advertisers and is not used for commercial benefit), the correct license is our license category 2a at a fee of GBP7.00 (Dollar/Euro?) . If your blog, social networking site or forum post is commercial (takes paying subscribers or advertisers or is used to promote a commercial entity or to sell products or services), then the correct license is our license category 3a at a fee of GBP12.00 (Dollar/Euro?).
However there are cheaper, or even free ways to include our cartoons in your blog, social networking page or forum post. Firstly the free way:
If you want to refer to our cartoons, whilst you can't actually display them within your content without licensing them, you can always link directly to an image in-situ on the CartoonStock website. To get the right URL to link to:
1) Go to our "Search Stock" page if the image is in our main archive, or the "Search NewsCartoons" page for Newscartoons or "Search Vintage Cartoons" for historic cartoons.
2) Enter the catalogue reference of the cartoon you wish to link to and then click Search.
3) Once the image you wish to link to is displayed, copy and paste the URL from your browser into the link in your content thus:
Another alternative allowing you to link free of charge to our cartoons is to use our "Directory" pages. If, for instance you're a Vet and wish to link to a selection of "Veterinary" cartoons, use the "Directory Style Search" links at the bottom of our Homepage (or NewsCartoons Homepage or Vintage Cartoons Homepage for those types of cartoons) to navigate to the topic of your choice, then copy and paste the URL for the page into your content:
The final (not free but very cost effective) way to give the gift of cartoons to your readers is to subscribe to one of our Daily or Weekly Cartoon Feeds. Apart from our free daily offering, you can subscribe to a custom feed of any cartoons you wish from our databases fed daily or weekly. Take a look at our Cartoon Feeds service for more details.
Of course if none of these options fit the bill, then get in touch with us, but hopefully this demonstrates that it doesn't have to cost the earth to use cartoons in your blog, MySpace page or forum post...