It says don’t post any pirated links, etc. I didn’t see anything about not posting anything else? I’ll reread the thread to see what’s allowed but I’ll remove the image of the cover and just keep the link to the official Instagram since that’s clearly credited to them.
The key aspect is "download". I don't know if the law is written that the browser loading the image is sufficient (I don't know enough IT to know if this can be tracked by ISP) or if the downloading to save is what they are tracking (this for sure can be tracked).
Of course official stuff seems legit, but probably best to stay on the safe side. >
This is the thread... I’m giving it a reread. I left the Instagram post for the reasons given. I posted the link and it came up that way. I didn’t copy anything from it. That’s how the url loads when shared. So clearly they intend for that much information to be shared without copyright violations as everything is credited to them.
Edit: okay I reread it and I’m re-editing the original post because it says nothing about posting full pages. I’ve provided the legitimate source so I should be able to provide the image file, right? I’m simply citing an image from a website the same as anything else. In this case, I’m even saying to go buy the volume so we should be good. I can also cite SJ for it. That’s fine. They sell the digital copies. I want to keep things above board but the thing is, the volumes are often on pre-order in many places worldwide for hard copies, so it serves as advertising to show the covers and where to get them in order to build the hype. I would think that it’s a good thing to have a thread like this. I’m fine with being wrong as I don’t want to jeopardize the forum. I just want it to be put in the thread so we’re all on the same page. ^_^
So I would’ve cited SJ but it’s not available yet, even in paperback so I left it alone and only put the Amazon purchase link, no picture.
I'm referring to the volume thread, but it looks like it was an OPF thread I'm remembering.
As for the pages vs. panels, it is implied though the limitation of what I'm remembering as "only a few panels here and there". I told Marco that they are directly implying they want discussions, but do not want multiple panels (which what a full page is). Another factor to getting punished is frequency. So posting full pages regularly is going to be over what the "acceptable" limit is. This is why we are enforcing everything to be cropped.
Officials will probably be OK since we aren't "downloading" the page and only linking. But I'm kinda torn to bias the first one of just quoting the official rather than having. For now/per the most recent discussion I read, we're sticking to cropping everything just to be safe. Either way, I don't think we get clarification of "download" (unless someone in IT can clarify the above part). I'm going to bias to air on the side of caution because they are going to crack down the hardest in the beginning. Hell, they might be tracking now to have their list of go to targets.>
Yosh! All the covers and spreads in one place. Would love to see them all
Yosh! All the covers and spreads in one place. Would love to see them all :
that’s the hope but I’m awaiting the final word from the powers that be on putting the old ones here from Viz (I was going to include the links on how to purchase them as well).
Ah, I just realized something. Even if it's officials, the act of downloading it to save puts users at risk. I think a compromise is that we need a big warning that do not download (or do so at your own risk with a link to the announcement). By the letter of the law, the forum is safe but I think what's bugging me is that tracking of multiple pages being posted is what the enforcers are looking for. Even if it's official, that's what they are looking for. I'd rather not get any bad attention at all. So for my bias, if we could have links to have similar formats as the instagram link, that'd be a perfect situation for me. I don't know the programming/coding logistics, but hopefully that's possible.
Either way, it's fluid and we'll let you guys know as things go along.