PayPal has backed down! See their blog post here. They have better defined their policy and shifted focus to individual e-books instead of “classes” of e-books. This is due to the letters, emails, phone calls, blogs, tweets, etc. from Indie authors and support from the following advocacy groups: Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) and the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC). Thank you for all the support from writers and readers and friends of readers and writers. Thank you to Smashwords for sticking up for its authors!
Yeah, we still need disinfectant spray for most of television, radio and the internet, but that’s my job to keep my household “clean”. Free speech is protected and I’m relieved that PayPal is taking the time to specify instead of just grouping certain e-books into a box and labeling them off limits.
Now go, and freely download Three Weeks in May for FREE! And enjoy that freedom.
Happy reading everyone!