Copyright and Image Use

All images found at are protected under copyright law unless the description specifically states otherwise. In the image preview area of, each image is accompanied by an "Author" field. This author retains full ownership over the image and has the right to pursue litigation against persons for unauthorized use of said image.

Things you can do with the image that don't require permission from the author:

  • Download the image to your computer for use as desktop wallpaper
  • Download the image to your computer for use in a screensaver or just to look at
  • Print out the image for personal use only (not to give away or to sell)

Things you CAN'T do with the image without specific written permission from the author:

  • Upload the image to any other website for redistribution
  • Remove any watermarks (hidden or otherwise) or information placed by the author to denote ownership
  • Use the image as any part of a webpage (e.g. you can't use the image as a webpage background)
  • Use the image as any part of a commercial endeavour (e.g. you can't use it on a CD label)
  • Use the image as part of any public endevour (e.g. you can't use it on a brochure for a non-profit organization)
  • Use the image as part of a larger work or to make a derivative work unless such use is allowed by fair use doctrine has a forum on the discussion board where we report instances of unauthorized image use. If an image has been found to be improperly used, we will first try to contact the person responsible for the infringement (known as the 'ripper') to have them remove the image. If after a reasonable time it has not been taken care of we will contact the superiors of the ripper (for example the webmaster, internet service provider, boss, parents, etc).

Our cadre of highly trained private investigative internet ninjas (PIIN) will not rest until the ripper has been tracked down and the infringement has been "taken care of." In the past, the PIIN cadre has been responsible for the complete removal of entire websites and ISP accounts. If necessary they will request your personal contact information from your ISP (using provisions from the DMCA and similar such copyright protection legislation). Using the extensive worldwide network of members they can even pay you a personal visit or phone call. The PIIN cadre want to make it clear that this isn't a threat, it's a promise. Have a nice day.