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Initial post: Nov 10, 2010 10:58:47 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 10, 2010 11:58:27 AM PST
Kindleista says:
http://hosted2.ap.org/APDefault/APTechnology/Article_2010-11-10-Amazon-Pedophilia%20Book/id-7ae5291f9a7b4d1f9851fa497d97119c

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is selling a self-published book defending pedophiles, sparking discussions about the retailer's obligation to vet items before they are sold in its online stores.
The book, "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover's Code of Conduct" by Philip R. Greaves II, offers advice to pedophiles afraid of becoming the center of retaliation. It is an electronic book available for Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle e-reader.
The book has triggered mounting outrage on Twitter and beyond. A chorus of Twitter users is calling for Amazon to pull the book, with a few threatening to boycott the Kindle store until it does.
Amazon did not immediately respond to an inquiry about whether and how it vet books sold in its store.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2010 11:07:08 AM PST
Scamp says:
Yikes. Dang. It's selling. It's ranked at 12,874 on the sales list.

Do they allow books for people who want to commit other illegal acts, I wonder?

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 11:08:35 AM PST
Marion Stein says:
Yikes is right. May I suggest that you amend the OP as many people might think it's a scam and not want to travel to the link? A copy of the AP posting would do the trick.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 11:11:19 AM PST
MrsChris says:
That's disgusting. Not only should the author be thrown in jail but the people who download it too.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 11:12:33 AM PST
Meya says:
The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure

I have email Amazon about this book. I'm all for free speech, but this doesn't fall under that umbrella. I won't be buying anything else from Amazon until this book is pulled. Since the AP has picked up the story, you can expect a huge backlash.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 11:14:35 AM PST
someone posted a response from Amazon on a thread in the book description saying they won't be pulling it because they consider that to be censorship...not saying I agree with them, but someone mentioned a law case that supports it...its not illegal to write about it, but if he were to go out and say I did xxx then it would be...or something along those lines

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 11:15:15 AM PST
©™ says:
Welcome to the land of the tea... ahem free.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 11:15:22 AM PST
Scamp says:
I am seriously surprised that this would be allowed for sale. It appears to be telling people how to molest children and get away with it.

Frankly, this would be something that federal law enforcement agencies would no doubt go after Amazon for.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2010 11:16:16 AM PST
Meya says:
Yes, and Amazon is within their rights to refuse to sell it. As is any retailer.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2010 11:18:06 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 10, 2010 11:20:08 AM PST
©™ says:
I would prefer that.

PS: Don't want to offend anyone, I just couldn't resist the wordplay. ;-)

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 11:19:42 AM PST
It's spreading fast ~ Here's a report from the SF Chronicle:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2010/11/10/businessinsider-amazon-is-selling-a-guide-for-pedophiles-consumers-calling-for-boycott-2010-11.DTL

Elizabeth
The Frugal eReader

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2010 11:20:34 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 10, 2010 11:21:06 AM PST
Meya says:
I've shared the story on my FB page, and if others do this too, this story will go "viral" very quickly.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 11:20:44 AM PST
Esse says:
Scamp said: It appears to be telling people how to molest children and get away with it.

The sample was very short, but it looked more like an explanation of terms and a philosophical defense of the practice rather than a how-to guide. That doesn't make it okay, of course, but there's a significant difference between the two types of works.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 11:21:09 AM PST
MrsChris says:
So yeah, freedom of speech and law - whatever. Why is Amazon choosing to sell this on their website? They are hosting a book that's educating pedophiles in how to evade getting caught. That is outrageous. It's sick.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 11:22:50 AM PST
Meya says:
Emails and phone calls folks. Get their attention and get this garbage pulled.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 11:22:59 AM PST
Amy DAWG says:
Everyone should stop buying at amazon until this book is removed! I know I will

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 11:23:45 AM PST
Debi says:
Code of conduct? Seriously disguisting.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 11:25:29 AM PST
First Amendment protects his right to publish it, but does not obligate booksellers to sell it. Booksellers get to choose what they sell. Any bookseller with any morals would pull it immediately.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2010 11:25:41 AM PST
Scamp says:
Thanks for the information, Esse. I should probably have looked into the book myself. I'm kind of a wimp, though, and didn't want to. LOL

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 11:25:53 AM PST
C. Phillips says:
We will NOT purchase anything from Amazon until this is gone.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2010 11:26:16 AM PST
When people report it, report it as a violation of Amazon's Terms of Service agreement. It is a violation of the TOS to promote or engage in illegal activities. Pedophilia is illegal in all 50 states here in the U.S. therefore this book is a violation of the TOS.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 11:26:35 AM PST
I talked to a customer svc rep and she let me understand Amazon doesn't care what we email them or post on the forum. Calling them is best way to get it pulled. 1-800-201-7575

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2010 11:26:41 AM PST
Scamp says:
I agree with you, Anniina. I don't understand Amazon's permitting this book.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 11:30:25 AM PST
MrsChris says:
Christmas is around the corner, Amazon. Do you really want the bad publicity?

This is also going up on my FB page and I will not make another purchase until this book is gone.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2010 11:30:33 AM PST
So did I..
Would Amazon allow a book called "How to murder someone and get away with it" ??
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