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Apple Censorship: From The 'Kama Sutra' To 'Ulysses,' 9 Books And Book Apps Apple Has Censored Or Rejected (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 07/14/10 08:47 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:05 PM ET

As Apple has gotten the chance to control more and more content with its ever-expanding app store the popular company has shown itself to be somewhat tyrannical and more than a little prudish when it comes to censorship. Books and book apps have gotten caught up in the storm of arbitrary rejections and strange censorship as Apple decides which make the cut into the apparently exclusive app store and iBookstore. Though the reasons for the censorship vary -- from gay themes to "objectionable" language -- the majority of these books and book apps have one thing in common: Apple reversed the censorship after being publicly derided across the Internet for their decision.

How many more book apps (that aren't porn) are being censored by Apple that we don't know about? Let us hear from you.


"The Importance Of Being Earnest" Comic Book Adaptation, Tom Bouden
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In Tom Bouden's comic book adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play "The Importance of Being Earnest," he replaced Wilde's original band of characters with an all-male cast. On the iPad app, Apple placed black bars over images of men kissing. Apple's censorship of a gay kiss sparked rumors of Apple's discrimination against gays-themed material. Apple has reversed its decision and has made the comic available uncensored, admitting that their censorship was a "mistake".

(Image courtesy Charles "Zan" Christensen / Prism Comics)
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