UPDATED: Banned Writers Project: Payment Co. and Press Policy Lists

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March 15, 2012
UPDATED: Banned Writers Project: Payment Co. and Press Policy Lists

42 Publishers’ and Presses’ Submission Policies, and  16 Payment Service Policies Examined     UPDATED:  4/4/12 Fellow Writers and Readers, You’ll notice on the menu bar two new options “Payment Services” and “Publishers/Presses”. These are lists that, with your help, will become valuable resources to our community, for those seeking places to publish and ways...
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4-Letter Words: PayPal Back Pedals: Excuse Me if I Don’t Celebrate

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March 14, 2012

Excuse me if I don’t celebrate. PayPal is backpedalling because it got caught trying to prevent the sale of legal fiction. Many authors have lost days protesting this, days they could have spent writing fiction. My e-books are no longer visible on All Romance ebooks unless you log in. I learned Monday that another...
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Wall Street Journal Online Reports on PayPal’s Change of Heart

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March 14, 2012

Not a heck of a lot new in the article, but coverage by the WSJ is nothing to sneeze at. PayPal, the leading electronic-payments company, said in a March 8 blog post that it wouldn’t allow its service “to be used to purchase material focused on rape, incest or bestiality.” The company said that...
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Paypal Capitulates – Sort of

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March 13, 2012

The Paypal Blog has, today, sketched out a partial and cautious retraction of their previous stance. Hip, hip and – if I might be so bold – hooray. It seems their issue has been with images, rather than text all along and now we’re all free to write about tentacles, orifices, sexy werewolves and...
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Paypal’s Clarification of Their Terms of Service

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March 13, 2012

The announcement on Paypal’s blog of their clarified Terms of Service – restrictions only apply to books containing images, these will be considered on a case by case basis. Read the full announcement here: https://www.thepaypalblog.com/2012/03/update-paypal%E2%80%99s-acceptable-use-policy/  
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Going Forward: Lessons in Freedom #censorship #erotica

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March 13, 2012

However this situation turns out, no matter what PayPal decides, I hope that we have learned that the world has changed significantly since the 1st and 4th Amendments were the law of the land and since the Miller Test was the one by which obscenity was judged. The digital age, the web, and a...
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Was it all just hot air? Selena Kitt finds that Payment Reps haven’t Shifted

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March 21, 2012

A week after the PayPal back-down, Selena Kitt is still finding eBook stores in financial exile: “So if the right hand didn’t know what the left hand was doing...
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Paypal’s Clarification of Their Terms of Service

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March 13, 2012

The announcement on Paypal’s blog of their clarified Terms of Service – restrictions only apply to books containing images, these will be considered on a case by case basis....
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From Korhomme: The Empiricist: Censorship and PayPal

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March 13, 2012

“I don’t think it likely that PayPal will reconsider and rescind their actions in the short term; corporate bodies don’t like admitting that they were wrong, nor do they...
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Ms T. Garden: Balancing Beliefs and Business #paypal #erotica #censorship

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March 13, 2012

“As both a reader and writer of erotica, the closure of outlets where I can access and/or sell stories designed to arouse the mind, and the body is a...
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Damn, I love this woman: S.V. Rowle: Shilling for Traffic

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March 13, 2012

I love this woman. She doesn’t pull any punches – no how, no way. It’s long and it’s very detailed, but if you care about the issues, you will...
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From J.R. Wesley: Alternate to PayPal – Dwolla Makes their Policy Clear

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March 13, 2012

Behind the scenes, a lot of small publishers have been working their asses off trying to find alternatives to PayPal. In truth, no matter whether PayPal changes its policy...
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