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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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Oy... I bought twice as many trades in the last six months than I had in the previous three years because of stuff I saw on Scans_Daily.

It could only be of benefit to the industry to have so many people pushing so many comic books -- especially the small press ones!

I discovered many of my now favourite books through SD.

All of the DC Comics books I am buying now (JSA, Booster Gold, Flash) are because of Scans Daily, and my shift in my Marvel titles is likewise.

I wouldn't even have *known* about Agents of Atlas and Jeff Parker if it wasn't for Scans Daily, and he's my favorite writer now.

Same here! I got turned onto these things -- AND BOUGHT THEM -- because of samples I saw on Scans_Daily. See also Dr. 13, Secret Six, The Twelve, Marvel Adventures, Annihilation, Invincible, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Incredible Hercules, Shazam: Monster Society of Evil, the new runs of Thor and Wonder Woman . . .

Pretty much everything I've bought in the last three years has been because of Scans Daily. From Ex Machina to Nextwave to Thor to JSA.

It wasn't just the scans, either. A lot of it was people's interests and arguments for how much they loved characters that were passionate enough that I started getting into the characters too.

Way to cut down on your free advertising, comic guys. This attitude will certainly get you far.

Hell, I've bought things not just because of seeing them on scans_daily but also because I thought scans_daily would like it. This is not how I wanted to save money.

I bought Nextwave, Fables, and Cable & Deadpool because of scans, and I *never* would have gotten any of the Marvel titles before s_d, with my only previous comics experience being DC and my interest in superheroes pretty low :\

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