OK so eons ago, there were erotica or hard core sexual books on shelves. And the righteous said ban them, burn them. People fought back, we create an adults only bookstore. Note the ADULTS ONLY part. And then the righteous said, "not in my neighborhood" and got those shut down. This happened around the same time as ADULTS ONLY entertainment places were being told, coverup or get out, until ADULTS ONLY is now only R rated entertainment.
Then comes the internet, now people can, FROM THE PRIVACY OF THEIR OWN HOME, download and watch / read any smut they want to. Sadly, the industry didn't protect it self and would allow itself to be associated to shady internet "in your face" practices, so the industry has received too much unwanted attention. It's a double edged sword, publicity = sales, but publicity = criticism. The industry has seemly caught on, make it private people will find it if they really want to, it' not that hard.... no pun intended.
Here some writers have some stories to sell, for most of us, sick and deranged, but stories none the less. Now people have paid for copies of these stories to read in the PRIVACY OF THEIR OWN HOME on their OWN devices and some pompous person says "not on my ebook provider".
I am not a proponent for censorship, never have been. I don't like what some people write so I choose NOT TO BUY, READ, OR WATCH it, but I'm certainly not going to stop someone else. What someone else is into is none of my freaking business, no matter how offended by it I may be.
Sadly I'm sure that if one eBook provider becomes the sole provider of everything smut someone will sue the provide or the author for what some other nutjob does wrong in society. I only wish we would enact the same logic with other things we think are bad. Do we punish the bullet manufacturer for the bullets or the store that sold them that are used in a crime? No? We still sell weapons and ammo.
Why then must we censor someone else's work?
I know I know you'll say, because it glorifies incest and rape.... It's sick and disgusting, but have you read books like "Fifty Shades of Gray"?
That story line is about ADULTS choosing to be CONSENTING ADULTS and doing things that are considered illegal in society (domestic abuse), tortured, etc... but they are about consenting adults doing these things.
Incest is disgusting, but shit we read about that in history books.
Rape is atrocious, but again we read about that in history books.
Time to ban everything bad or disgusting that ever happened that's ever been written about, whether it's based on fact or someone's fantasy.
Even Disney movies show kids or animal being abducted that's wrong, why aren't we banning those books and stories?