Free speech ftl? (in Debates)


Lochnivar November 11 2010 5:36 PM EST

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/torsun/101110/canada/pedophile_s_guide_sparks_outrage

So, should this literary masterpiece be yanked off of Amazon?
(it appears that this is the case already)

Underage Drinking [Battle Royale] November 11 2010 5:55 PM EST

people sure seem to be making fuss over a title, i mean is the content there? if so, who says its aimed at teaching you to be a pedo, maybe its got the wrong spin, maybe its about teaching kids if they find themselves in these situations. i dont know what to think really, no one comment or anything clearly denotes that the content is of malintentions

Lord Bob November 11 2010 6:13 PM EST

Is this book serious, or is it merely for the sake of comedy? If it's more akin to "The Zombie Survival Guide" then I don't see it as a big deal.

Lord Bob November 11 2010 6:15 PM EST

And it's not a free speech issue. The first amendment protects the author from the government stepping in and banning his book. It does not guarantee him a spot on Amazon, or any other private company.

Fishead November 11 2010 6:16 PM EST

Amazon has the right to choose what they sell just as much as we have the right to choose what we read. No rights have been violated. I don't see why it's an issue. There are a lot of things you can't buy on Amazon this is just another one.

Invader Sye November 11 2010 8:32 PM EST

anyone want to buy me this book in exchange for some cbd? i'll give you a cool 10mil for it xD this book looks so awesome.

imagine when a civilization 15,000 years in the future uncover this book. i want to be there to see the expressions on their faces. at first, it would probably be complete and utter joy to find a piece of ancient text. they might cherish it like the rosetta stone or a religious book that contained the way of life (for some at least xD).

oh how i too want to be there when they finish the translation of the book xD

Invader Sye November 11 2010 8:42 PM EST

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