PayPal As Moral Police?


This makes me angry…

“Adult content has long been a big draw, and one of the most profitable, in the world of digital media, but a recent move by PayPal is a sign of how one part of that business may be facing some problems up ahead.

Smashwords, an e-book distributor that competes with Amazon, has sent out a letter to the authors, publishers and literary agents that it works with to tell them that PayPal is requiring Smashwords to remove all erotica content on its platform that contains references to bestiality, rape and incest – otherwise it will stop doing business with Smashwords altogether.”

Read the full article at TechCrunch:  http://techcrunch.com/2012/02/26/paypal-erotica-smashwords-censorshi/

Smashwords is the publisher for the ebook version of The Year of the Rabbit.  They have filters on their site for listing content that may be deemed “adult”, etc.  People can use judgement in making their own decisions to purchase.  My novel is not considered erotica yet contains a “brief” teenage sex scene and reference to incest.   It does not promote nor condone.  It strives to educate. 

I would be interested to hear your comments – either here or on the Facebook fan page
 
T
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About shewrite63

I am Theresa. I am a Mother and intermittent writer. I published a bittersweet novel under the pen name of Florence T Lyon. I am also a real life survivor, cynic and IT support worker trying to keep up with technological changes. Can't eke a living off of my writing skills - yet!
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