Speaking out against Corporate Censorship

Speaking out against Corporate Censorship

UPDATE #2: Paypal has redefined its position and restricts its newest policy update to specific books which contain graphic images portraying bestiality, rape, or incest and they will not take the blanket action of disabling the individual account and withholding funds. More on CNET and The Verge.

UPDATE: It seems as if Paypal is likely to reverse it’s position this week. At least we are all watching and hoping. More at TechCrunch.

Does anyone reading this remember when Amazon.com removed copies of “1984″ from their Kindle library and by extension from the “personal” Kindle library

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What book does everyone love but you hate? Let’s talk some more

Recently, we asked on our Facebook fan page whether there was a book or series of books that other people around you were raving about but that you didn’t care for. The responses were varied, but we got the feeling that there were many people who didn’t like the “Twilight”and “Harry Potter” series.

Recently, a friend of mine posted a book review of the “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and asked if anyone had read the series and could comment favorably to counteract the growing image he was developing that the books were overrated and under par.

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How books can immerse you in the story

We asked the following question on our Facebook fan page recently: “This was on my mind this morning too. If you could ask your favorite author a question, what would you ask? Oh and who is your favorite author?” Among the responses were sentiments such as “who inspires you?”, “what drives you?” and “are you a mason?” The last response, I assume, is in reference to Dan Brown’s uncanny attention to detail and the specifics surrounding the concept of religious secrets being kept from the public at large in places such as the Vatican.

The conversation got me

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