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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.

Damn it LJ, first fandom in general now S_D? That community made me BUY comics!

Your icon is amusingly appropriate. XD

Oh, and because I don't think I've said it yet: schmevil, thank you, you are awesome.

Aw, now what am I supposed to use my scanner for?

I suggest scanning your buttocks and send the pictures to LJ's abuse team.

More than half of the comics I currently read were found via scans_daily. This is total bs.

You guys are doing a great job. Thank you for your work, mods. I hope this works out!

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Thanks for the update!

The only reason I have an LJ account is for S_D. And I've definitely got to echo everyone's comments that S_D is responsible for me buying MANY series.

It really is unfortunate that, over the past few weeks, I've noticed that mods really have been more active on the site enforcing and clarifying the rules...

Was in a panic, google searched like a maniac and found this. glad to know I'm not the only dude feeling lost on a sea of scans_daily-less.

Gutted. I'm gutted. I loved that comm.

It got me back into comics after a decade away. If it hadn't been for s_d, I'd have been still reading the odd trades and just been overwhelmed by the amount of canon I missed.

Man, this sucks.

Thanks for posting this so damn quickly. This whole sitch seems like a punch in the communal gut--I was just getting ready and raring to make my second s_d post, and this hits.

I have no idea how LJ backups work; I've heard you can download a copy of your entire journal in some format to be uploaded to another LJ site, but dunno if the same tool is available for a community. Would LJ be even kind enough to un-suspend for a day or so to let a backup like that go forward?

If we go anywhere else, it won't be to another LJ site.

I must've refreshed the page a hundred times, then dashed off to google...I just didn't know where to go! scans_daily is too awesome to disappear forever. It's like Terminator- "I'll be back".

I can't even express my shock and sadness. This community was the reason I joined LJ and why I even got an old scanner. -Sigh-

First off, thanks to the mods and all their efforts. May you win this fight!
Second, if it is because of someone bitching about copyrighted material. Do they even know how much a community like this increases sales? I have TONS of stuff, comics/books/movies that I bought because I found out about them on S_D.
Third, I want to high-five every member of S_D, even the ones I snarked at. If the comm goes down, I'll miss the fannish glee and the pointless nerd-bickering.


Re: On This Day, We Fight!

::high fives:: You rock too, man!

Thanks to schmevil (for posting this, especially) and to all the other mods, whatever happens.

Thanks for making the effort in keeping S_D alive, that's REALLY appreciated. Like many before me, S_D is the reason why I got into many different comics.

I was JUST on S_D before it came down. I seriously closed the browser, went AFK for 10 minutes and came back to find the journal suspended.

I also have to echo the other commenters; I wouldn't be either of the Big Two if it weren't for s_d and the posts from passionate fans sharing with the rest of us what they love about their favourite comics.

Echoing statements that S_D actually encouraged me to buy comics, and I've posted this link in my journal. :( Thank you to the mods for being clear and informative during this very ...unfortunate time.

I'm also echoing a ban on PAD's comics. You wanna triple your comics with that attitude, buddy? Let's slash sales to 1/3rd, instead. Asshole.

I don't think I even read his stuff- he's exclusively Marvel, isn't he?- but I'll certainly do my best to publicize any boycott.