Debate This: Is It OK For Amazon To Sell “Kiddie Porn”?

Yesterday we got into a heated debate over whether or not Amazon should have banned its controversial Kindle title The Pedophile’s Guide to Love And Pleasure. I should revise my original statement to read, “I am opposed to censorship in most cases.” But as reader Vivster so wisely pointed out, censorship is an official order not to sell or publish something, and Amazon is a private bookseller. So it’s kind of a moot point anyway. That being said, I think that Amazon was right to pull the title. That is my opinion. But now other Amazon content is being questioned.Child advocates are concerned about nudist videos from Eastern Europe that are for sale on the U.S. Amazon retail site. There are also some books and videos that feature scantily clad pre-pubescent Eastern European and Asian girls, specifically stated by an independent website as being between the ages of 11 and 17, listed on Amazon properties in Japan. Critics feel that they are inappropriate and encourage illegal activity related to pedophilia.

My question to you: If these titles are indeed “kiddie porn,” is it OK for Amazon to sell them? Debate amongst yourselves. [MSNBC]

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