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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.

I...wow. This BITES. If it weren't for S_D, I still wouldn't be buying any comics that weren't translated from Japanese. And it's not just that it gets me into titles - I've fallen in love with characters I never would have heard of otherwise. I buy trades as often as I can afford to, but my "local" comic book store is a 45 minute walk away; if I didn't follow the comm, I wouldn't know anything about what was going on the greater DCU/MU. Not to mention all the incredible, brilliant, funny, perverted people I love getting to talk to there.

Thanks, schmevil for posting and getting the word out. It's good to know what's going on, even if it's depressing.

i don't know how useful this will be, but i need to say it as many times as possible in case somebody hears: i've bought more comics/GNs since i started to really follow s_d, not fewer.

Now with half of my books being canceled and no scans_daily to tell me what is good, my pull list is definitely going to shrink.

I am...so sad over this! It makes me even more appreciative of all the work that went into the comm, the mods, the posters--and thanks for this explanation post too.

I'm in a state of numb shock. I don't believe that S_D is gone. It can't be. It goes against logic.

I hope that they realize scans_daily is the best advertising money can't buy.

Keep up the good work on trying to restore the comm to it's rightful place in the internet. I'm clinging to shreds of hope and keeping my fingers crossed.

This is very depressing. It's doubly worse that the killing blow came from a creator I admired.

I was going to start buying Xfactor again after scans showed the horrible melting art period was over, but now I just don't think I can support that kind of thinking.

If we can't bring it back... well, it was wonderful while it was there, folks. Thank you for introducing me to so many amazing comics and artists and characters. Thank you especially to Bluefall, for her amazing Wonder Woman series, and to everyone who posted the old, old comics from a bygone age before the comic code tamed the industry.

This... entire comment says what I had to say.

Oh great, *more* material for my dissertation.

man. this sucks. i buy a lot of comics. A LOT. part of why i buy comics is because i have friends who buy comics and we let each other read our comics, which is about as copyrighty violating technically because i'm giving it to people that didn't pay for it. but if i couldn't talk to my friends about my comics and laugh about how lame they are or freak out when something cool happens, i wouldn't buy as many comics. comic are becoming more and more a social endeavor than the old stereotypical past time of the hermit.

i think anyone that posts here is a loyal fan that buys physical comics and more than just a person that religiously buys spiderman. sometimes i get pissed off at how negative and whiny it can be, but it's obvious that the people here are not casual readers of comics, to even find this community, you have to be into comics to a scary degree, and that necessitates buying.

to be frank, in order to keep up with the posts here, you have to really be up on your nerd game. i cannot freak out and argue with someone if i haven't read supergirl with the feverish eye of an OCD person hopped up on coke. just casually reading some scanned stuff will not cut it.

not to mention that certain companies don't have certain things traded like, young justice, most of the legion, anything that isn't from the last 5 years.... so in order to keep up with nightmares like, oh, FINAL CRISIS, where else would i go for an explanation of why superman just sang at me?

DITTO. ;____;

It can be negative and whiny like you said, but it also motivates people into expressing their reactions rather than just accept something. If the big 2 are so concerned about hearing from fans, they should have accept that this is one avenue from which there will be discourse.

I BOUGHT SO MUCH because of S_D, too. whatistigerbalm's posts even convinced me to bribe a Canadian to buy me 2 bande desinee -- and I don't even read French!

Yah. And F_W is mean-spirited (and rejoices in that). But they do seem to be able to say and show what they like, and that's what we may need.

Damn, scans daily was the only reason I joined live journal because I got to read so many comics I had been looking for a long time, I hope it will be back soon.

Okay, I'm feeling dorky and nostalgic already, so I made a scans_daily icon. Now I need to sleep.

It took them, what, 6 years to decide to do this?
I call bullshit.
I only joined live journal because of scans daily -- I'm deleting my account...maybe everybody should so they get the hint.

i ran a community called fullscansdaily that was, well, the name gives it away - whole issues. tons of X-Factor, ex machina, Golden Age, half of Watchmen

It took over a year on that one

Goddamnit. I had just bought the Mouse Guard tabletop game today, AND I'm saving up to get the comic book collection. All of those things I had found on Scans_daily.

Good luck, mods.

Edited at 2009-02-28 05:17 am (UTC)

I'm the one who's been posting Mouse Guard! *happy dance* Buy the comics. You're going to love them.

Oh, crap. On the plus side, MHC, it sounds like you're handling this with aplomb.

Working in retail has done wonders for my poker face. ;)

Oh fandom. They never told me there would be days like this.

That sums up my feelings on this so well.