Wednesday, March 14, 2012

PayPal censorship

Hmm, it's being reported that PayPal is backing down with Smashwords about removing erotic books from the store. The article says that they will go after illegal images rather than text, and that it will ban books on a case-by-case basis, rather than banning whole classes of books. That policy is a little better, but we'll have to see how strict their standards are. Also, if their process for letting individual authors appeal a decision doesn't really work, PayPal could still suck. I don't know if PayPal is going to be more reasonable with smaller websites like Forever Fandom either. Maybe Smashwords just had more clout to negotiate. I'll remain skeptical for the moment.

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