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Amazon.com title defending pedophilia sparks boycott

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by GreyWolf, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Amazon.com was recently offering an e-book for sale called
    "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-Lover's Code of Conduct".

    The book contains passages such as:
    Despite the public outrage, Amazon was initially defending sale of the book.
    After the news media started reporting about the story Amazon finally removed the title from their website.
    With all the rules Amazon places on publishers and affiliates, why did it take a boycott before Amazon would remove an e-book like this?

    Here's one of the reports on CNN:
    http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/11/10/amazon.pedophile.guide/
     
  2. LiamLC

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    The question is how did the people complaining about it find it? What were they searching... ???
     
  3. thevil

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    because the 1st amendment right should be upheld at all costs.

    Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
     
  4. GreyWolf

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    Absolutely, the 1st amendment should be upheld. That addresses the issue of government censorship. But it doesn't mean a privately owned company has an obligation to carry something like that. They certainly have a right to, but they aren't obligated to.

    I might have some respect for them if they were trying to champion some artistic photography book with artistic nudes of children. At least in that case the purpose of the book is artistic and just happens to be material that would also excite pedos so the courts decide to ban it. Theres at least an argument to be made that it's artistic. But many of those get banned anyway. Hell childrens clothing advertisements might excite the pedos as well.

    In the case of this book though, it isn't something aimed at the art community that is just easy for some people to misunderstand. This is something flat out intended for pedophiles that gives instructions and justifications.

    Amazon bans affiliate accounts for things that are much less offensive than the topic contained in this book.
     
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