News Review: Dirty books Local author Andrea Juillerat-Olvera #paypal #censorship #erotica

March 10, 2012

“Deliciously dirty. But worthy of censorship? Not by a long shot. However, that’s just what Paypal decided when it elected to no longer process money exchanges for materials it finds objectionable. And while the definition of obscene varies from locale to locale—As U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously said, “pornography” was hard to define, but that “I know it when I see it”—the internet has never set its obscenity standard by what’s acceptable in Ames, Iowa.

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