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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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Yeah, that probably accounts for the suspension.


He has no idea how the internet works, does he? Uh, if people want to read the issue, they can download it from one of the million BitTorrent trackers or other download services out there, most of which do NOT fall under U.S. copyright law. One link more or less wouldn't have made any difference in book sales. Hell, if he'd just contacted the mods quietly and said, "hey, free publicity, now please take it down and don't let someone post a whole issue again," he might have come out of this looking good. As it is, he's cost himself readers and money.

X-Factor trades were on my "to buy when I can spare the money" list, and s_d was what initially interested me in them. Now...I'm not going to buy them, or anything else of his that ever sees print, just out of principle. Let's all boycott him, shall we?

Re: Yeah, that probably accounts for the suspension.

Hey now. Let's not insult the Luddites.

Re: Yeah, that probably accounts for the suspension.

PAD wouldn't have been the one to make the how-much-to-take-down decision, that would have been the self-styled art critics of the Abuse Team, run by ferrell/markf, who haven't seemed to learn better since they took down a bunch of Harry Potter communities without warning, also on a Friday night so that there would be nobody to respond to the thousands of voicemails, e-mails, faxes, and posted messages which arrived over that angry weekend.

Re: Yeah, that probably accounts for the suspension.

"It wasn't just me" is never a defence.

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