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Amazon removes incest-related erotica titles from store, Kindle archive
Teleread ^ | December 12, 2010 | Chris Meadows

Posted on 12/12/2010 6:48:03 PM PST by Raymann

A discussion thread on Amazon’s Kindle Community forum notes that Amazon has begun removing some previously-published books or stories from its store, and from the Kindle archives. Readers who have previously downloaded them to their Kindles can keep them there, but cannot re-download them (and will be refunded the price of purchase assuming Amazon can still find the purchase record).

The story whose removal sparked the discussion was an erotica title called Wicked Lovely by author Jess C. Scott. The tale dealt with incest, and involved a love scene between a 17- and an 18-year-old. However, Amazon would not tell Scott specifically what caused the removal of her novel. The only response she has received, after repeatedly trying to contact Amazon for more information, is a form letter:

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Books/Literature; Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: amazon; culturewar; ebooks; erotica; homosexualagenda; incest; jihadstillokay; kindle; moralabsolutes; porn; pornification; privatebusiness; sexbooks; sexpositiveagenda

1 posted on 12/12/2010 6:48:10 PM PST by Raymann
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To: Raymann

Will they be banning “Lolita”?


2 posted on 12/12/2010 6:52:43 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: Raymann

They’re only removing the books normal people don’t care to read.

Now bring on the sci-fi (not involving incest).


3 posted on 12/12/2010 6:54:15 PM PST by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: Raymann

Well there goes Jim Webb’s career as a novelist.


4 posted on 12/12/2010 6:59:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

>>Will they be banning “Lolita”?<<

Or “Tom Sawyer?”

Or “Catcher In the Rye?”


5 posted on 12/12/2010 7:02:57 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Lt. Drebin: Like a blind man at an orgy, I was going to have to feel my way through.)
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To: Raymann

Well, Mr. Esptein will find that frustrating. So will his daughter.
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6 posted on 12/12/2010 7:05:41 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: wastedyears

>>They’re only removing the books normal people don’t care to read.<<

Yes, book burning, whether virtual or in reality, always advances knowledge and thinking.

Does “Fahrenheit 451” ring a bell?

As I said, next up for burning: “Tom Sawyer”, “Catcher in the Rye”, “Willard”, and of the older genre: “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” The Biblical “Song of Solomon.”

Maybe parents should guide their children in understanding literature rather than merely snatching it from the eyes.

Freedom requires thinking and responsibility.


7 posted on 12/12/2010 7:10:15 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Lt. Drebin: Like a blind man at an orgy, I was going to have to feel my way through.)
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To: Raymann

Doubleplusgood!


8 posted on 12/12/2010 7:11:01 PM PST by golux
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To: Raymann

Not to worry — they can sell those books in San Freakcisco....


9 posted on 12/12/2010 7:12:43 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

No, but Edipus Rex has been banned.


10 posted on 12/12/2010 7:14:23 PM PST by magslinger (Samuel Colt, feminist. Making women equal to men for over 150 years.)
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To: Raymann

11 posted on 12/12/2010 7:15:41 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: freedumb2003

People can write, read and publish whatever they want. Like Amazon said, they reserve the right to judge that books are in good standing with their guidelines for what’s to be sold. I don’t care to know about a relationship a father has with his children, or brother and sister learning how to kiss.

It’s completely disgusting, and if those books are banned/burned, the better off people will be.


12 posted on 12/12/2010 7:16:15 PM PST by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: freedumb2003
Does “Fahrenheit 451” ring a bell?

Fahrenheit 451 has zero bearing here. This is an exercise of freedom, not a restriction of freedom. Amazon has made a business choice. They have every right to do so.

13 posted on 12/12/2010 7:19:19 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

But of course the liberals would scream bloody murder if they banned “The Vagina Monologues”. Those monologues include some non-consensual lesbian sex with an underage girl, but that’s considered “art” by the liberals.

Just saying, if we’re going to make value judgements and ban something with an incest theme, where will lines be drawn and who gets to make those judgements?


14 posted on 12/12/2010 7:28:25 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Raymann

Isn’t Amazon a private business that can make whatever decisions it thinks are profitable?


15 posted on 12/12/2010 7:43:31 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: cripplecreek

Aw, crap. You stole my response ! :-P


16 posted on 12/12/2010 7:44:24 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Jeff Bezos gets to make the decision. If you go out and build an online business, you will get to decide what you sell just the same as he does.


17 posted on 12/12/2010 7:46:55 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: Raymann

‘Incest, a Fun Game for the Whole Family’

By

Woody Allen


18 posted on 12/12/2010 7:52:41 PM PST by TRY ONE (Another Beer Summit.....another day in Debt)
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To: freedumb2003

I recently re-read Tom Sawyer. I missed the incest episodes. Possibly you could point them out for me.


19 posted on 12/12/2010 8:00:23 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Raymann

I wonder if they pulled the “Pedophilia for Dummies” yet.

Gag.


20 posted on 12/12/2010 8:05:06 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.CSLewis)
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To: Sherman Logan

LOL!


21 posted on 12/12/2010 8:08:26 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

There goes the biography of Cleopatra.


22 posted on 12/12/2010 9:01:36 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Sherman Logan

>>I recently re-read Tom Sawyer. I missed the incest episodes. Possibly you could point them out for me.<<

Tom Sawyer used the “N” word. That was sufficient to have it burned.


23 posted on 12/12/2010 9:27:07 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Lt. Drebin: Like a blind man at an orgy, I was going to have to feel my way through.)
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To: MrEdd

>>Amazon has made a business choice. They have every right to do so.<<

Heck yeah. Just a bad one, based on hysteria. It is still book burning, which I have never said is against anyone’s rights.


24 posted on 12/12/2010 9:29:49 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Lt. Drebin: Like a blind man at an orgy, I was going to have to feel my way through.)
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To: wastedyears

>>It’s completely disgusting, and if those books are banned/burned, the better off people will be.<<

I cannot possibly top (or even address) that. I guess we are left with the Bible and all else is Satan spawn.


25 posted on 12/12/2010 9:32:13 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Lt. Drebin: Like a blind man at an orgy, I was going to have to feel my way through.)
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To: freedumb2003

I started with what was basically a disclaimer.

Whenever I have kids, I don’t want them to know books like that even exist.


26 posted on 12/12/2010 9:34:01 PM PST by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: wastedyears
Whenever I have kids, I don’t want them to know books like that even exist.

IOW:

Whenever I have kids, I don’t want them to know books like that even exist.

27 posted on 12/12/2010 9:38:08 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Nothing sharpens the mind like not being able to get a job. /Nonstatist)
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To: freedumb2003
No books were burned, some porn just lost a retail outlet.
Rejecting incest is a good business practice unless your business is pornography.

Who's business acumen has built a huge empire from scratch? Yours or Jeff's?

28 posted on 12/12/2010 9:38:48 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: MrEdd
Who's business acumen has built a huge empire from scratch? Yours or Jeff's?

Giving in to popular hysteria is an old and revered business tactic. I would never suggest Mr. Bezos' (unlike you, I don't know him well enough to refer to him by his given name) judgment is not a result of business calculus. If he torches his inventory to keep the townspeople with pitchforks from his doors I don't blame him in the slightest.

29 posted on 12/12/2010 9:46:03 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Nothing sharpens the mind like not being able to get a job. /Nonstatist)
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To: Sherman Logan
So the sociosexual subtext of "whitewashing the fence" whizzed right by you, did it?

≤}B^)

30 posted on 12/12/2010 9:59:22 PM PST by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: freedumb2003

Using the n-word is hateful, but not criminal. Incest (even between consenting adults) is.


31 posted on 12/13/2010 10:51:49 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: a fool in paradise

The n-word was a common word in 19th century literature personally, I think the passages from some books such as Tom Sawyer are important to at least give positive lessons from, such as the fact that such a word is not in the place it was in 19th century America, times have changed. Mark Twain was honestly, I believe, trying to reflect how things were in America in that time period, and it’s rediculous to say that they were’t it’s history, and hopefully we learned how to get over it.

I would also add that the Holy Bible wasn’t clean of much of what we had mentioned, but it does bring to light negative consequences, some of which are possible in today’s world as well. Affairs which end in someone getting killed as a cover-up are possible, family feuds (David vs. Absalom), and a whole lot more.


32 posted on 12/13/2010 2:25:00 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: Erasmus

Yup. I’ve never been big on allegory.


33 posted on 12/13/2010 3:21:15 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: freedumb2003; Sherman Logan

“>>I recently re-read Tom Sawyer. I missed the incest episodes. Possibly you could point them out for me.<<

Tom Sawyer used the “N” word. That was sufficient to have it burned.”

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The “N” word? “N” word? OH! The “N” word! “Naughty”! yes that is it! “Naughty” Tom and Huck were “Naughty”! Oh I can see why the book was burned, libs don’t want to ruin boy’s self esteem by calling them “Naughty”~~


34 posted on 12/13/2010 6:58:10 PM PST by Wile E Coyote Genius (IQ 206....more than all Democrats combined)
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To: freedumb2003

Tongue in cheek? ‘Hope so.


35 posted on 11/17/2012 4:45:30 PM PST by onedoug
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