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Old 12.11.2010, 09:59
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Amazon Boycott / Will you be shopping Amazon?

Bummer for Amazon as they approach Christmas holiday sales. Does this deter any of you from shopping?

http://thenewsportalonline.com/pedop...oycott/114334/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11731928
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Bummer for Amazon as they approach Christmas holiday sales. Does this deter any of you from shopping?

http://thenewsportalonline.com/pedop...oycott/114334/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11731928
I will not be avoiding Amazon. I do not agree with self-censorship or corporate censorship. Censorship is for governments, and governments are able to order companies to remove these sorts of materials. The blame for continued sale should placed squarely on the shoulders of the relevant authorities and not on Amazon. It's a slippery slope once Amazon decides to start censoring...
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Re: Amazon Boycott / Will you be shopping Amazon?

If I boycotted all the companies in the world that had shady, stupid or offensive business practices I would be living naked on a tiny island somewhere.
So no.
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If I boycotted all the companies in the world that had shady, stupid or offensive business practices I would be living naked on a tiny island somewhere.
So no.


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I do not agree with self-censorship or corporate censorship...
I hear you. Only:

"Before authors are able to sell a work on the site, they are asked to read a set of guidelines, which bans offensive materials. But Amazon does not specifically state on its website what material it deems offensive, instead saying "probably what you would expect"." (BBC)


So it seems like Amazon does take the step to censor but apparently guidelines are not clearly marked.
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Re: Amazon Boycott / Will you be shopping Amazon?

No. It doesnt deter me from ordering from Amazon.

(However, as long as it wasn't a Picture Book)
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Re: Amazon Boycott / Will you be shopping Amazon?

They've withdrawn it now. But even then. No.
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Re: Amazon Boycott / Will you be shopping Amazon?

I will continue to use Amazon. This is typical tabloid "paedomania"

Of course all civilised people despise exploitation but calling for a boycott of an on line retailer is hardly a rational answer
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Re: Amazon Boycott / Will you be shopping Amazon?

Why?

They have said that while they don't agree with censorship, they have a set of guidelines and the book has now been removed.

Only an idiot would boycott them - which I suppose could be quite worrying news for Amazon considering how many people become one at the slightest hint of the word 'peado'.
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Re: Amazon Boycott / Will you be shopping Amazon?

I refuse to join a boycott started on a facebook page
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Re: Amazon Boycott / Will you be shopping Amazon?

FYI: though they have removed the book form listing, it is still on stock-list and is sent out to those who've ordered or pre-ordered.

I'm not suggesting that anyone should boycott anything; this has been the media suggestion and reaction of some customers.

For me it does make for a moral dilemma in that I have children, I don't care for censorship, but on the other hand I am purchasing items from a seller who isn't clearly setting guidelines on where they stand on offensive materials. Yes, yes, I know, I'm not expecting every business owner to put up a sign saying what they do or don't support, but it's still valuable to be able to make the choice knowing what one is indirectly supporting.
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