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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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According to the message we got, we're in violation of LJ's ToS, so fair use is sort of beside the point. The odds are against us getting scans_daily back, but we're in contact with Abuse.

If it's fair use you can argue that it's for review purposes and therefore really not a copy right violation.

If it was PAD? I'm never buying any of his books again.

Some of us haven't been buying his stuff for several years already.


Still, if he's behind this, he's lost any remaining respect that I had for him.

I'd been thinking about picking up the book because yay! happy family and I like the two characters -- and yeah. So glad I saw the preview that spoiled it first. I would have been so upset if I'd bought that book.

Eh. It's all "clever" misdirection.


Note to PAD: you are not nearly so clever as you think you are.

I almost wish that I was buying his comics just so that I could stop.

The motto is strong in this one.

Chances of us setting up on journalfen, where the owners would be more...sympathetic?

Last I heard, Journalfen didn't allow new registrations. I tried a while back and was denied.

Ah, shit it's still closed because of bots. You can get account by either paid account or knowing someone with an account. Because the service is 18+ only.

Still its an option, since a lot us to have jf accounts and a community could have anon commenting on.

JF was my thought, too. They'll probably open up account creation again soon. I think they're only closed because they want to deal with the spambots. But existing JF members can easily create a new comm -- at least, that's the impression that I was under -- and that might be the safest place to go.

For free accounts, yes. Aren't paying accounts still allowed?

I wonder if Journalfen's servers could handle a scans_daily migration, though. They have one very high profile comm that gives it servers enough trouble.

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