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The future of Scans Daily (yes there is one)
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First off, it's been wonderful to see you all come together. You guys did a great job of linking up my info post. Keep linking. There are already enough rumors, we don't want to encourage their spread. The other reason I want you guys to keep linking, is that I want to give as much of the membership as possible, a chance to connect with each other. We've all made friends at the comm, but not all of us had the forethought to exchange contact info.

Thanks to all of the membership, for being awesome. Special thanks to everyone who took positive steps towards maintaining our community.

refraction has offered lots of helpful advice on how to approach the Abuse Team.

raattgift has commented with clarifications on US intellectual property law.

pandanoai created a backup of the comm, early in February, and acroamatica has it mirrored here.

yatsuha made a syndicated feed for our Insane Journal backup, so we can watch it on LJ.

We've also received comments of support from Gail Simone and Warren Ellis. It means a lot, thank you both. ETA: and now Kurt Busiek as well!

Going Forward

Scans Daily at Insane Journal is picking up. The mod team will be updating the comm momentarily with the rules rewrite were working on before all this happened. Don't worry guys, nothing scary. *g* Unfortunately, IJ has a 1000 member limit on its comms, so this likely won't be our permanent home, but please do join and keep the spirit of SD alive. noscans_daily is up and running. We hope it will be everything scans_daily was, albeit without the scans. We'll try to have all the bugs worked out of both comms as soon as possible. Please bear with us in the meantime.

I haven't yet had a chance to go through all the comments on the info post, so if you have an urgent question that hasn't been answered, you can message me, skalja, or stubbleupdate. A lot of people, (really, a lot of people), have been asking if there's anything they can do to help. I've thought about it, and there are a couple of things.

1) Information. If you're an expert on intellectual property and copyright, share some of that knowledge. If you've been TOSed for copyright violations, share that experience with us.

2) Post. Seriously guys, post. At Scans Daily 2.0 and noscans_daily. Because we are not beaten.

3) Make love fanworks, not war. One of things we were working on, before the blowout, was sprucing up the comm. There's no reason we can't go forward with that. We are need of a profile banner and a new layout. Think about it - a contest will be announced shortly. If you like your graphics 100x100, shareable icons are welcome too. In fact, gankable commemorative icons for us all to share? Pure win.

4) Make love (to Scans Daily), not war. It's been great to hear your stories. How you discovered scans_daily, and what it meant to you. Keep writing them.

Again, thanks, all of you. We'll keep you guys updated as to what we're working on.

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Dreamwidth? Whuzzat? I'd check for myself, but my internet connection is incredibly slow and I'm literally waiting several minutes for a single page to load...

Dreamwidth. A new and improved journaling service that's in beta right now. It's run by experienced professionals, some of them former lj employees, most of whom are big geeks, or active members of fandom.

I'm going to get in contact with one of the project leaders, to see how they feel about IPR, but I think they might be a solution for us. They're big supporters of fan made content, such as vidding, which is another grey area.

Or I can wander by before you get a chance to :)

Y'all would be perfectly welcome at Dreamwidth. We can talk about what kind of posting guidelines would make it easiest for us to say "we hold that this isn't a copyright violation and therefore we reject your complaint" to any content creator who complained to us, but even as-it-was, you would still be welcome.

If we receive a complaint of copyright infringement, there are certain steps the law requires us to take, but we will be very clear about what they are. (I got into that on the mailing list a while back.)

You're awesome. Very awesome.

(If there's a way to -restore- the old entries then that would rock too!)

That's great news - I'm glad you wandered by. :) I'm going to email you some questions.

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