On the heels of our Case of p2pnet’s Internet Piracy post, here’s another comic book story.
Only this time it’s not because a dodgy pic-book is out there, it’s because it isn’t.
Apple is in the middle of it all and it’s guilty of the same crime committed by Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG.
In the same way the Big 4 labels turned a then relatively minor online happening —- mp3 file sharing —- into a major event, publicizing it to the hilt so everyone, instead of a few enthusiasts, knew about it, Apple has decided to do the same for an online comic.
“Murderdrome has been banned by Apple,” says InfuriousComics, going on »»»
This is due to the part of the sdk that suggests content must NOT offend anyone in ‘apple`s reasonable’ opinion. Here at infurious, we would love to work with Apple to ensure a content rating system can be put in place to allow material that is no more offensive than many of the R rated films available to download on iTunes. PLEASE leave a comment committing your support to us – we’ll forward ALL of these to Apple, so that we can ensure that not only Murderdrome, but that ANY comic submitted to Apple doesn`t fall foul of the same censorship.
Apple, “may be worried that iPhone users don’t have quite enough braincells to figure out that if they buy something called Murderdrome, they are not going to get a Disneyfied version of Peter Rabbit and the Flopsy Bunnies,” says Jack Schofield in The Guardian.
“Or maybe they are just being protective of the huge number of iPhone buyers who are under the age of 14 …… Either way, couldn’t the problem be solved by having a ratings system, as InfuriousComics suggests?”
Use free p2pnet newsfeeds for your site. It`s really easy!
Subscribe to p2pnet.net | | rss feed: http://p2pnet.net/p2p.rss | | Mobile – http://p2pnet.net/index-wml.php
Net access blocked by government restrictions? Use Psiphon from the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto. Go here for details. Download here.