Camy Posted March 6, 2012 Report Share Posted March 6, 2012 Paypal Pressured To Play Morality Cop And Forces Smashwords To Censor Authors One of the outlets for Midnight Dude is Smashwords (who distribute to others too). So, this might affect us - though probably not, as I wouldn't describe Midnight Dude as erotica. We have become quite accustomed to Paypal arbitrarily deciding to shut down the payment services for a website with no warning and little recourse. Usually when it does so, it acts through its own volition. However, Paypal also has to deal with the whims of the credit card companies with which it is partnered. With that business arrangement, when a credit card company says to jump, Paypal must comply. When it does so, it effects all its own customers as well. Ebook publisher Smashwords reports that it has become one of the latest recipients of one such action. Under pressure from credit card providers, Paypal has put in place a policy that it would no longer process payments for ebooks that contained themes of rape, incest, beastiality and underage sexual content. It then decided to give Smashwords less than a week to remove all books that fit those criteria. Complete article Quote Link to comment
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