Cinemax iOS app may violate Apple's no-porn policy on App Store

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  • Reply 41 of 49
    aaronjaaronj Posts: 1,595member
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    Originally Posted by Twelve View Post


    No pornography in the app store. Restrict it to HTML5, but don't make me deal with it unless I'm looking for it.



    The iPhone/iPad have done extremely well without X-rated content. I doubt Apple wants to sully its image with such things.



    Well, the stuff on Skinemax or HBO for that matter is not X-rated. It's soft core. It's just that those movies tend to be pretty much all sex and little else (not true of all of them, some of them are pretty funny).



    But as others have pointed out, you can see more explicit stuff on Netflix.



    And Katie Morgan's hilarious.
  • Reply 42 of 49
    Steve Jobs, ex-hippie, has turned into The Man.
  • Reply 43 of 49
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    Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post


    Steve Jobs, ex-hippie, has turned into The Man.



    Sorry, I don't follow.
  • Reply 44 of 49
    charlitunacharlituna Posts: 7,217member
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    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post




    Apple's App Store Review Guidelines specifically state that "Apps containing pornographic material, defined by Webster's Dictionary as "explicit descriptions or displays of sexual organs or activities intended to stimulate erotic rather than aesthetic or emotional feelings," will be rejected."





    There is no material in the app in and of itself, ergo no violation since there is no rule that says "Apps that provide access to materials only available if you are a subscriber to a particular cable network and are using a combination of cable tv and internet provider that allows you to access said networks material via a mobile device, wherein that material could be deemed pornographic per standard accepted dictionary definition, will not be allowed"





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    Originally Posted by djsherly View Post


    What's level about cutting out porn? Americans will scream till they're hoarse if their government censored them. What makes it ok for a corporation to do so?



    Because it is a corporation. They aren't saying the stuff can't be made or sold, just not in their store. Same game that allows the local Barnes and Noble to refuse to carry Playboy, Hustler, Babes in Bondage or whatever else they don't want to and you can't do anything to force them to change that policy.
  • Reply 45 of 49
    adamcadamc Posts: 582member
    You can watch whatever you want on an iOS device because contents makers do not want to be left out of any one of them so I believe they either go h.264 or maybe html 5.



    So for all porn watchers you are not left out anymore.
  • Reply 46 of 49
    ljocampoljocampo Posts: 657member
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    Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post


    To me the non-issue is let it be unrestricted on web browsers for iOS, but no porn through apps. If nothing else I don't want the App Store to start getting cluttered with porn apps and massive amounts of borderline-porn apps that you just know will flourish. Web browsing gives you enough free porn anyway, more than you could ever see in a lifetime or two, not sure who actually would pay for porn. Even all the niche fetishes have "enough" free galleries. Then there's always Usenet for the really deviant.



    Also, it will take up a lot of resources for Apple employees and developers to compete with, screen, etc. all the porn apps. The App Stores have enough junk in it already.



    Plus "think about the children". I don't have any and don't intend to, but this is one case where that phrase is a reasonable argument. Apple has a very strong education focus and I think is one of the greatest gifts kids can have.



    Don't think I'm a prude, it's very annoying where I am... in a non-Middle Eastern country where I have to deal with my HBO, Cinemax and Star Movies from legal satellite TV all censored to PG-13 levels. Movies in a theatre are not that bad, but still chopped up to PG-15 levels. Thank goodness the Internet is uncensored and I can access iTunes Store US without any annoying geolocation blocks.



    Actually I don't want to see porn apps either but because I don't trust a native executable program from a porno company on any of my devices that sync to all my devices. It's just to low level (pun intended ) for that kind of content. Let Safari do it in a sandbox. Technically I may be wrong, if so, never mind!!!
  • Reply 47 of 49
    rtm135rtm135 Posts: 310member
    I don't understand why Apple doesn't simply require and verify birth dates on all iTunes accounts then restrict app purchases based on said age requirements.



    This is one reason I'm considering leaving the platform. Apple needs to let adults be adults and not push its moral agenda. They're slowly, but surely, turning into one of the best commercial ever made...



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zew1bb5Sxk4



    (ironically, made by them)
  • Reply 48 of 49
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
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    Originally Posted by rtm135 View Post


    I don't understand why Apple doesn't simply require and verify birth dates on all iTunes accounts then restrict app purchases based on said age requirements.



    Because they can't verify them.



    Quote:

    This is one reason I'm considering leaving the platform. Apple needs to let adults be adults and not push its moral agenda.



  • Reply 49 of 49
    nvidia2008nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member
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    Originally Posted by ljocampo View Post


    Actually I don't want to see porn apps either but because I don't trust a native executable program from a porno company on any of my devices that sync to all my devices. It's just to low level (pun intended ) for that kind of content. Let Safari do it in a sandbox. Technically I may be wrong, if so, never mind!!!



    Indeed... Even if I was totally into Yugoslavian Barely Legal, no way I'd be giving them my credit card details!
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