Make 'em Laugh Cartoons are royalty free for non commercial applications which is most of what you might want to do. This section gives you some guidelines as to what this means!
Our cartoonists earn most of their money by selling cartoons to newspapers and commercail users for loads of money. Often over $50 each per usage. And you can buy a 1000 unlimited usage for less than that? So we have to protect our sources revenue stream or no more cartoons. So here goes (sorry if this is a little too serious! We'll get funny again soon)
When you buy one of our CDs, Make 'em Laugh Ltd. gives you permission to copy Make 'Em Laugh! Clipart Cartoons ("Cartoons") for your own internal use on one computer only (but click here for details of network and site licences) only on the terms and conditions contained in the Licence Agreement.
Make 'em Laugh gives you permission to incorporate and distribute Cartoons duplicated in their entirety (i.e., as a complete comic strip or cartoon panel, un-edited) as an incidental part of any non-electronic product or collection of products which are distributed commercially (i.e., distributed for profit, such as a newsletter or general business correspondence); provided the use or distribution of any Cartoons does not constitute a substantial portion of the value of the goods distributed commercially.
You may resize the Cartoon up to a maximum of 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Increasing the size of the Cartoon beyond 8.5 inches by 11 inches is an illegal use of the Cartoon.
For instance, you may incorporate Cartoons on:
Here's the alternate list of what you can't do. If you buy our cartoon CDs you:
If you have doubts about whether you are using a Cartoon legally under the terms of our Licence Agreement, please fax Make 'em Laugh immediately (North America fax (612) 768 7258 or internationally +44 01480 467454) giving details of how you plan to use the Cartoon and the quantity involved. We will try to review it and give you a written reply within five business days. Please include your name, return address, fax number, and phone number and if you are a non profit organization or registered charity (include the registration number) in the fax. We'll update this page with answers to any common questions or requests we get.
To review the actual terms of our licence (these are long documents)
for the USA while for
Europe and the Rest of the World.
The license you get with the product you buy governs legally what you can do.
We apologize for being so serious! Pleasae use our cartoons to have more fun!