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scans_daily suspended
carrion
schmevil
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.

and

[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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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

Sadly, that's a plus for me.

Perhaps comics_scans could be persuaded to take in our refugees and form a temporary place for us to congregate?

A lot of folks likely wouldn't be able to post given that getting an actual Journalfen account at times seems like trying to find the Lost Ark in the giant government warehouse.

Yeah, JF doesn't make it easy to actually find the comms on the actual site, meaning that it's difficult to find the "find by user name" function (if it actually exists at all, that is). Still, their attitude seems to be pretty much "fuck you" to anyone that complains about copyright violations on the site. So, just a thought.

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