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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.

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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.


It's not enough, sir! We have to use the Power Girl sized infusions!

Unleash the Connorbots, Foxhack!


I lost my epic Danny and Misty and DOTD post. God, so many good memories down the toilet. All that beautiful speculation about the War of Light. All the annotations and discussion about Final Crisis and Civil War. Gone. :-(

Almost all of the scans archived at boostle were from s_d.

It really does suck. Losing the scans themselves stinks, but some of those back-and-forths in the comments were things of beauty. I just noticed that the vast majority of my memories are from scans_daily, some going as far back as 2005. Boo and hiss.

ETA: Also, my grammar sucks

Edited at 2009-02-28 02:40 am (UTC)

I'll be interested to see clarification from the mods as to how and if they're fighting this. Because I've seen people on LJ fight suspensions over copyright violations and actually prevail in an instance or two, and it's certainly worth a shot.

Did you have comment replies on? If you search your email, you might be able to find the html of the post.

Holy hell you're right!

I have over... god... 50000 emails to go through... x_x

There you go; enough work to keep you entertained for months!

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