I must please ask that everyone refrain from posting images in their posts and signatures, including using hotlinks IF the image is not your own.
Textkit recently concluded a legal dispute with Getty Images where we were accused of copyright violations. At issue was an image which was hot-linked by a Textkit forum member and this image was a copyright protected Getty image. The forum has over 100K pages and it's impossible for us to see what's going on. Nevertheless, Getty images has a web crawler at work and this crawler found the image.
Fortunately for us, my wife is a patent attorney and she was able to secure pro bono legal help from a Cleveland patent law firm. We got the issue resolved, but this took several months and several hours of time from my wife and the law firm. Getty wanted Textkit to pay an incredible high bill for 'damages' from a single image.
Again, if it is not YOUR image, don't post it. I understand how harmless it may seem to post an image already found on the Interent, but it can and did cause some unwanted headaches for us.
thank you for your understanding.