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Comcast’s Fifty Shades of Grey shows why UK should bring back spanking

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

The UK is in the midst of a widely aired but undemocratically executed crackdown on “porn” – and I quote-mark that because we’re talking about things as innocuous as spanking scenes. And as the tempestuous, stormy, steamy UK election debate unfolds, bear in mind that this is [...]

John Grisham testified for his friend who downloaded kiddie porn: Reports

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 17, 2014 // 2 Comments

In the wake of the coverage of John Grisham’s comments around lighter sentences for consumers of child pornography, as well as Grisham’s own public apology, we have had some commentary “in defense of John Grisham,” insisting that “the invective he’s receiving right [...]

John Grisham speaks out – for pedophiles?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 16, 2014 // 6 Comments

John Grisham, hawklike legal eagle, millionaire bestselling author, spokesperson for middle-aged white pedophiles … oops. How did that one slip through the publicist’s net? Through Grisham’s own mouth, it seems, relayed via the UK’s Daily Telegraph in an interview taped for [...]

BREAKING: Online Pornography To Be Blocked In All UK Households

By libertyc
July 22, 2013 // 12 Comments

The BBC is reporting that prime minister David Cameron is introducing new measures that will block all ‘online pornography’ from UK households. The block will initiate at the level of the Internet service provider (ISP), and will be a default setting unless customers specifically opt [...]

Why is Amazon censoring e-book porn?

By Dan Eldridge
March 7, 2013 // 6 Comments

A couple days ago, a well-meaning colleague of mine, who often sends me links to news stories he finds online that may be of interest to the TeleRead community, emailed me with a real whopper. The link he sent took me to a CNET article that certainly grabbed my attention; “E-book porn [...]

Thanks to mommy porn, e-book lending is on the rise

By Dan Eldridge
February 23, 2013 // 6 Comments

It’s certainly not news that the rising tide of books in the so-called “mommy porn” genre are driving sales of e-books like nothing else that has come before them. But a recent article in Ireland’s Belfast Telegraph explains that erotic fiction is resulting in many more [...]

Our Valentines's Day erotica e-reading survey results are in

By Dan Eldridge
February 21, 2013 // 1 Comment

Back on Valentine’s Day (one week ago today), contributing writer Juli Monroe put together a just-for-fun survey that we hoped would tell us at least a little bit about the erotica e-reading habits of our audience. And the results are in! * * * Just under 40 percent of the survey’s [...]

Here come the erotica e-books

By libertyc
October 15, 2012 // 4 Comments

Reporting from this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, AFP’s Frederic Happe filed an amusing feature over the weekend about the somewhat recent—and astonishingly quick—rise of e-books with fictional erotic themes. It doesn’t exactly take a publishing futurist, of course, to [...]

Wikipedia founder Jimbo Wales creates censorship controversy, surrenders editing privileges

By libertyc
May 10, 2010 // 12 Comments

Here’s an interesting story on Making Light, with more details at the “Fandom Wank” blog. Last month, Larry Sanger (co-founder of Wikipedia, founder of competing crowd-sourced encyclopedia Citizendium) reported to the FBI that Wikipedia was hosting images that could be considered child [...]

Quick Notes: London Book Fair, Prizmo, Overdrive audiobooks, Barnes & Noble + Salon, Apple

By libertyc
April 21, 2010 // 2 Comments

TheBookseller.com has a piece from the London Book Fair looking at opposition to the idea of “enhanced” e-books. Karolina Sutton, senior agent at Curtis Brown, expresses concern that only “superbooks” will get the expensive enhanced treatment, leaving midlist authors out in the cold. She is [...]

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