Copyright Statement

All content (text, images, etc.) on this website is Copyright © Charles Cazabon 1998-2009. All rights reserved unless explicitly stated in writing.

Feel free to link to any of my pages. Please don't link directly to an image on my site; link to the page it is located on. For example, if you like the picture of Zena the Syrian hamster running in her wheel, link to http://pyropus.ca/personal/pets/zena/page-05.html, not to http://pyropus.ca/personal/pets/zena/zena-wheel1.jpg.

In particular, you do not have permission to "hotlink" or "direct link" my images into your web log, web discussion board postings, or other web pages for any purpose. Don't do it — it constitutes a "derivative work" and a use of my images which I have not approved, and which I must pay the costs of providing. I take active measures to prevent such misuse of my content.

Some people have complained that "hotlinking" is the same as regular linking. It isn't; there are lots of places you can read about why hotlinking is bad, but here's a short explanation of what is and is not allowed:

This is the way you should be linking to my content:

<a href="http://pyropus.ca/personal/pets/zena/page-01.html">Here is a really cute hamster in an excercise ball.</a>
    	

This is the way you should not be hotlinking my images:

Blah blah blah
<img src="http://pyropus.ca/personal/pets/zena/zena-8.jpg">
Blah blah blah
    	

If you would like to use any of my content (images or text) for any other purpose, please contact me first by sending mail to <web-content-contact-2009 @ pyropus.ca>.