Originally Posted by masstrkiller
I think you did not even read my post with this response. I understand as I said previously that any retailer can sell whatever they want and not sell whatever they want. The term censorship is somewhat correct. You can look this up if you want but this is a form of corporate censorship.
Corporate censorship is the process by which editors in corporate media outlets intervene to halt the publishing of information that portrays their business or business partners in a negative light.
We can continue to argue our points on this round and round. But I think we both agree that Apple or any retailer has the right to sell what they want or not. I was never contending that. Where we differ is I feel Apple should allow explicit adult content (with age approval) and you do not. Please correct this if I am wrong. I do not like putting words in peoples mouths.
This is correct, but contradictory. If they can sell nor not sell as they choose, how can they not be considered censors when they don't sell everything? Also, I never said I do not think they should or should not sell anything. All I said was it is their choice in what to/not to offer for sale.
My bad on the 'corporate censorship' thing. Looking it up, I now see I was incorrect with my definition. Thanks.
This puts me in a rather odd position, though, because, like you I don't like censorship at all, but still feel like as a business you can definitely choose what to put on your shelves, be it a virtual store or a brick and mortar store.
I stand by them categorically refusing to sell explicit content. It's their choice. If they decided to sell the explicit content with certain things omitted, I would change my mind. Having no access at all, to me, is better than giving partial, half-baked solutions. The problem with them allowing any sales of explicit "visual" content is, where do you draw the line? You'd have to allow romance novels along side videos of Two Girls One Cup? It presents its own set of problems, which, according to this article they seem to have it figured out.