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For those who need it, here's a short page explaining the
So what's it all about?
Okay, here's the deal: The site name's mine, so's the design and layout
and review content - mine, all mine. And the toons I've indexed, and the
news I report? - No, that stuff's not mine. Every character, series and creation
has its respective copyright owner or owners. This site wouldn't exist without
this amazing group of animators, cartoonists, creators and site owners.
I'm attempting to be as thorough as I can with my acknowledgments,
but if I've missed anyone out, or credited someone incorrectly then
tell me, please - I'm a struggling cartoonist myself, so I know all too
well how frustrating it is to be incorrectly credited...
Now, speaking of copyright. I'm trusting that the images and illustrations
incorporated in these pages are covered by that ambiguous web term
"reasonable usage". If I don't have specific clearance for usage, I've been
careful not to make pages image-heavy, and trust that the percentage
of images used equates to the correct percentage of use for review
purposes (say, what?).
I'm ultra-cautious when it comes to usage. For that reason, there
are no full-page comic strips, and very few sound and movie files
(aside from ones with proper clearance). Toonhound is, first and
foremost an information site. Think of it as a toon database, like
And whilst we're discussing usage, I'm aware of a great many folks
hotlinking to the site via forums, etc. At times it gets quite mad, and
I've considered adding scripts to block such behaviour. But I'm fearful of
blocking legitimate links in the process. So let's just say I'm monitoring
the situation. That monitoring includes eBay, where far too many people
seem to be lifting whole chunks of my index pages to include in their
sales patter without due credit to me or the site. Every so often I'll bite
back. I'll change image files or contact the dodgy dealer directly to
point out their error. Part of me is flattered, of course. But you can
usually tell the difference between legitimate toon fans and sellers,
and folks just out to make a quick buck anywhichway they can.
So again, folks, I'm monitoring you!
I'm also monitoring the beast that is Wikipedia. Time and again I'm
finding my content being copied and pasted straight straight over there.
If I'm lucky, I might get a link back as if I'm a supplement to their index.
It can be very frustrating...
Now to those reviews. If I've caused any offence, I'm sorry. I've tried to
be frank and truthful when I've checked out a toon or a site. I'm all too aware
how much effort is required to get a series off the ground, a movie into
production, a book into print, a comic into circulation or a homepage
up and running. I don't see any point in ripping stuff to shreds in review.
I'll always look for something positive in its construction. But if something's
a little clunky or it would benefit from an edit or two then I've mentioned it.
Hey, I'm duty-bound...
It needs to be added that I can not and will not be held responsible for
the content of any of the sites I link to. If there's inflammatory, pornographic
or offence material there, or viruses or trojans or lord-knows-what - heck,
that's nothing to do with me. I do my best to avoid that kind of thing but it
could very well sneak through. You follow The Hound's links at your
own risk, folks...
that EU Cookie Law is in place, you won't find any ads here.
any copyright owner or site owner's still unimpressed, then let me know.
- Happy hounding!
Revised, 26th May 2012
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