Paypal has decided to abuse its considerable position by imposing their moral beliefs on the self-publishing industry, forcing Smashwords, Bookstrand and other sites to remove certain categories of erotica from their websites. No corporation should consider itself a moral authority in any way, shape or form. This is a slippery slope, and even if this does not directly affect us as writers or readers...yet, we must stop censorship and book banning.
I just signed the following petition addressed to: PAYPAL.
Stop Censoring Books
Stop abusing your power over online retailers, online publishers, writers and readers. We have a right to choose our reading material without the interference from your corporation and your vaguely stated set of moral guidelines. No corporation should consider itself a moral authority in any way, shape or form.
Please do not take away our freedom of speech and freedom to choose the books we read.
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