PayPal censorship fight gains muscle

Today, the National Coalition Against Censorship and the American Booksellers Foundation For Free Expression lent their voices to the PayPal censorship fight in a joint letter to PayPal and parent company eBay. Read the full text here.

On behalf of The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) and the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC), we write to express concern over recent reports that PayPal is refusing to process sales of books and other written materials containing some types of sexual content. As organizations representing the interests of booksellers, publishers,authors, scholars, readers, and others who have a strong stake in a culture that values and promotes intellectual and artistic freedom and a free Internet, we urge you to revise this policy, which threatens to turn your company into a morality police.

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5 Comments on “PayPal censorship fight gains muscle”

  1. […] (National Coalition Against Censorship / American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression) (via PayPal Censorship Fight Gains Muscle (Hart Times)) – see Original Letter sent to PayPal/eBay [PDF] Dirty Mind vs. Debit Card […]

  2. GreenArrow says:

    Yes! I hope so. It’s good to see some important-sounding organizations getting involved in this very serious problem.

    I have an article here http://occultfictionandparanormalromance.wordpress.com/ that tells how this has affected me – and I don’t even write the stuff that’s in the cross-hairs.

    If this isn’t stopped, it’s going to be a big problem for more innocent people.

  3. Sheri Hart says:

    Thanks for stopping by again. I agree it’s good to see more and more people speaking out. Hopefully that will continue. Thanks for posting on your blog, too.

    This week, we saw the example of Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers dropping him after the outcry over his awful remarks, so we know it works if enough people make themselves heard.

  4. If you feel strongly about this, Sheri, we’d be very glad if you’d join us.

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