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scans_daily suspended
For all members of scans_daily: the community has been suspended for posting copyrighted material without the permission of copyright holders, which is against LiveJournal's ToS. Before you ask:

1) At this time we don't know who made the complaint. But guys, we don't want this to turn into a witch hunt.

2) No, we don't have backups, but we're looking into recovering our entries. ETA: pandanoai made a backup early this month. You'll need this to view it. acroamatica has it mirrored here.

3) skalja set up a backup comm on insanejournal some time ago. If you're in dire need of scans, go here for now. ETA: A while ago, sir_razorback set up a message board for the comm here. comics_scans is another scan comm on eljay. Their rules and culture are a bit different from ours. If you join, be sure to read the userinfo before posting. stubbleupdate has set up noscans_daily. Please join, so we can keep our community together.

4) No, this will not be the end of us. Vive les scans!

5) ETA: Since people are asking about eljay's stance on fair use, from the TOS:

LiveJournal and its designates shall have the right, but not the obligation, to remove any content that violates the TOS or is otherwise objectionable, or that infringes or is alleged to infringe intellectual property rights. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content. Furthermore, LiveJournal reserves the right to limit access to your journal, if found in violation of the TOS, including without limitation the Member Conduct described below, by removing the journal and related user information from the member directory, search engine, and all other methods used in conjunction with finding LiveJournal's users.


[members agree not to] Upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party

ETA: Guys, do me a favour and link to this post in your personal journals/blogs/whatever. I don't want people to get misinformation. I'm monitoring the comments and will be around to answer questions.

ETA: Update post here.

The mod team is looking at our options; check this space for updates.

Thanks for the quick response. I need to find something to scan for the new(ish) community.

Yes, scans to help us through this dark hour.

Thank you for this post.

This really sucks. That community did more to get me into comics than anything else. It was free advertising for the industry.

I'm seeing this repeated all over. Lots of people got into comics, or expanded their buying because of what they saw there, myself included.

Is the comm permanently suspended? Do you have any recourse? Can you give us more info? What about JournalFen, which is pretty fierce about fighting accusations of copyright violation?

Edit: there's still comics_scans!

Edited at 2009-02-28 02:32 am (UTC)

Yeah, but comics_scans doesn't allow webcomic or fan art which was a pretty cool part of s_d

Man, I knew you guys would be up on it. And I just finished sending skalja a PM too.

This is...I feel gutted.

Glad to hear some news about this! I saw that the community was suspended, freaked, and then freaked again because I was worried about not being able to find anything out about this. Thank you!

I always saw Scans_daily as being a review sort of site!
Boooo on being suspended.

*spreads the word*


Or hell maybe it was Greg Land.

Seriously though, if you can get the posts back, I'd appreciate it. I'd like to repost them at my website or something. :)

Edit: Message reposted at my journal.

Edited at 2009-02-28 02:34 am (UTC)

If it was Greg Land, you'd have been ToSed too. They'd have found a way. ;)

Thanks for reposting, Fox.

I'm not one to hold a grudge or anything, so I'd be very curious to see what it was that got us nuked. I heard something about a PAD kerfuffle last week?

Yeah, he reported some scans to marvel and some point around then either before or after, they got nuked.

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Oy... I bought twice as many trades in the last six months than I had in the previous three years because of stuff I saw on Scans_Daily.

It could only be of benefit to the industry to have so many people pushing so many comic books -- especially the small press ones!

I discovered many of my now favourite books through SD.

What but weren't we in the grounds of fair use? Didn't lj tell us we could STAY once?

I take it there is no chance to get the commuinty back? Because ij isn't going to cut it since some people won't even go there. Fucking lj.

According to the message we got, we're in violation of LJ's ToS, so fair use is sort of beside the point. The odds are against us getting scans_daily back, but we're in contact with Abuse.

Major suckage. Sorry to hear it. If you need help backing things up, check out ljbackup.pl. Though, I can't find whether or not is grabs communities.

LJarchive is another good bet, and it grabs communities. I don't know how well it imports them to other journaling services, but I've been able to use it to grab posts that had been deleted because a guy who was in that comm got suspended before.


The description on this site does talk about importing them to other systems, though I've never done that part before.

Hell... I didn't really give a toss about American comics until I started going through Scans_Daily. I'm pretty sure quite a few other people expanded their reading range too because off scans_daily. My word, this is disappointing. Thank you for the update... I found out when I was clicking the "Back" button on the browser and just thought LJ had stuffed up or something but then panicked...

Oof. What the kerfuffle is up with that? Thanks for the FAQ in any case.

Well that suck, I'm going to miss scans_daily. :(