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I was bored. And I was going through the

Sinfest archives. But then I thought, why should I bother going through these comics manually over the net? I’m a programmer, I’ll make a SinfestDownloader!

I’ve left it running for about 4 hours now. There’s a lot of Sinfest strips… around 40MB worth have already been downloaded!

I wonder if this violates any sort of copyright? …

Update: Done in a little over 4.5 hrs. Sinfest weighs in at a bit more than 1700 strips, and roughy 50MB of space. I wonder if I should try for Penny-Arcade? πŸ˜›

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Anonymous on 2004-11-04 01:07:00: If you want to test bulk, my suggestion would be PVPonline. Mario would suggest Sluggy Freelance.Technically, it does, since most webcomics come with the standard do-not- distribute clause. However, most will not stop personal copies. Not a good idea to spread the word to the public, though, to be on the safe side.
Roy on 2004-11-04 14:00:00: Penny-Arcade took me the better part of a day to download. Mostly because I had already performed two runs before I realized I wasn’t getting them all because some were gifs!I’ll try for PvP or Sluggy Freelance when I have time. πŸ˜€

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