aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

When is it censorship? When is it porn? Where do you draw the line?

I lived in Germany for a year, long enough ago that it was West Germany and if you travelled to East Germany you saw plenty of soldiers with automatic weapons.

But one thing hasn't changed. Das Bild, Germany's top-selling newspaper, with a conservative tabloid-ish feel, still features the daily topless "Bild girl" on the front page.

Except on the iPad or iPhone. "Recently, Apple's cyber police removed Stern's gallery of nude photos and forced Bild to put some clothes on the "Bild girl." "Today they censor nipples, tomorrow it's editorial content," said a spokeswoman at Bild."

Read more here.

Apple also pulled The Shaken Baby app from its store, which was offensive on a different level. Is it censorship or not? Or something in between?

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