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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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You forget that PAD hates the Internet, I doubt anything would help.

How do you read that into that article?

Considering he has his own weblog and an extensive web fanbase, that just isn't true.

(And if you were being satirical and it went whooshing over my head, sorry.)

I think PAD likes his corner of the Internet, sure. But what does he think about the other parts that don't conform to his will? Apparently he thinks they should be shut down.


I don't see where you get that. I've been reading his weblog for literally years, and his CBG column for years before that, and I've seen nothing of the sort, ever.

Does he snap at jerks who are rude to him? Yes. But hate the Internet as an entire entity? Sorry, but that's an absurd notion.

*shrug* All I know is what I've observed, and what I've observed is not what strikes me as appreciating and embracing the Internet.

Different observations for different locations. It's certainly true that we can have different viewpoints which honestly lead to differing views. All I can do is suggest that you try to take everything with good faith and good humor while this gets sorted out, as will I, and try not to believe the worst without substantial confirmation or evidence.

Well, there is the part where he says "The internet seems to exist almost solely to ... be harmful to comics.”

Just saying.

Yeah, that does seem to be a rather negative view of the internet.

So... no buying his stuff anymore.

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