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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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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.

Word. I just started getting into comics, and just because of s_d.

Ditto. I've only recently gotten into comics (though I have some from when I was very young) and even though I only lurked at s_d I panicked when I saw that notice. And because of s_d I ran out and got some trades.

This. Even if it wasn't the most careful community I've ever seen about not allowing full scans, etc., it would still be a HUGE net gain for those copyright holders. Banning it is forty kinds of stupid.

Yeah, though technically I've only made two s_d inspired purchases, that's just because I haven't found any others in my LCS's
(well, actually, i found out about that Allred Shade The Changing Man story in Vertigo Jam because of s_d, so I guess that makes three)

Totally, I found out about so much good stuff because of this community.

WORD. I don't have the greatest amount of money for comics but I always check SD before I'd go to my comic shop and end up one or two more must haves. You can't get more good than that.

That's me too. I buy a lot more comics since joing s_d. This is just so weak.

scans_daily introduced me to Darwyn Cooke (via the New Frontier) and Agents of Atlas. Nuff said.

So *so* much - almost all the comics I own I own because I saw them on s_d first!

Motto. SD helped me regain my interest for comics and introduced me to several characters and series I'd never paid attention to before or had never even heard of and now love.

Seriously! I bought no comics that I hadn't seen and liked!

no kidding. I wouldn't even have known non-superhero comics existed prior to S_D. if it wasn't for S_D, Ultimate Spider-Man would be the only comic I'd be collecting and I'd still have enough cash to play CCGs. :p

Until S_D I thought Western comics were misogynist claptrap, basically. Then I actually started reading them. Now I've hooked my little brother. I would never have paid a dime to Marvel & DC without it, movies included.

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