Thursday, March 1, 2012


(DISCLAIMER: this is my opinion. I post here on Thursdays. )

The web is abuzz over Paypal and their recent decision to censor content on such large sites as Smashwords. There are a lot of places where you can find this info, this is one : info about this here -- I don't know about you, but censorship of reading material sort of chaps my rear. As an author, I am really chapped about a FINANCIAL provider having this sort of power. I mean, a publisher, such as Amazon, maybe, but PAYPAL????

So, they (people or orgs. that are bent on policing reading material) can start with this and who knows where it will end. Today erotica, tomorrow Christian fiction, or *gasp* mystery, because as we all know, it has DEATH in it! oh my! Okay, rant off, but just barely. I mean, sheesh.

You guys can post your opinions. We all want to hear.


Marta Stephens said...

Interesting and disturbing. Thanks for sharing this!

Terry W. Ervin II said...

A chink in their (paypal's)business model opens the door for a competitor to take their business/customers, and possibly surpass them?

Every choice has consequences.

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

Wow, Kim. This is indeed odd. And a little bit scary.

Hart Johnson said...

This bothers me A LOT. I can understand refusing to be involved in illegal transactions--or even refusing to work with certain vendors (say... sellers of sex toys or something), but to censor the content of a vendor you DO work with? Over the line.