Keenspot refused to answer further emails and provide a legal reason for me to stop, so development has resumed (hopefully for good).
Discontinuation of Development
I regret that I must inform the users of dailystrips that, for the time being, I can no longer
distribute dailystrips. As some users have already become aware of, certain publishers object
to using dailystrips to make publicly available pages (some of the pages concerned were simply
private workstations that happened to be available to the internet at large - they were not
even meant to be public). This I can understand, as it can be seen as unauthorized
redistribution and copyright infringement. Fortunately, the publisher of The Thin H Line,
though initially quite unfriendly, did not pursue the matter once the page in question was no
longer publicly available. Another publisher, Keenspot (http://www.keenspot.com), has not been
so reasonable. They found one site displaying a few of their strips less than two weeks ago and
are now insisting that I cease distribution of my program. They do not care that it is intended
for personal use only - they claim that manner of use to be just as illegal as making a
publicly available website. I obviously do not agree with this argument but unfortunately do
not have the means to legally contest it. Instead, I will be informing them that their
unfriendly actions have lost them a once-loyal reader and that I will no longer be reading any
of their comics, in any form.
Their comics are:
Life's So Rad
Lost and Found Investigations
General Protection Fault
Clan of the Cats
College Roomies From Hell!!!
Cool Cat Studio
The Class Menagerie
They also represent represent:
I encourage everyone who uses dailystrips to let Keenspot know that their actions have lost
them another reader. I hope we can show them that acting like this will get them nowhere.
Although there is nothing I can do at this time, I will be looking for options and hopefully
this situation will not be permanent.