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The suspension of Digital Manga from the Kindle Store over unspecified "content violations" has been reversed, which Digital Manga attributes to the outpouring of support from fans who took action. That was fast!

While I'm glad Digital Manga can continue to sell via Amazon, I'm profoundly unimpressed with the robustness of Amazon's judgment here. If they can be swayed by one group of people yelling loudly about their interpretation of the vague content guidelines, they can be swayed by other groups, including those whose interpretations are not so benign and who may want to stop others' voices from being heard on Amazon's massive platform.


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Fan culture, copyright, technology, economy, open culture, and related shiny. Also occasional A:tLA and Shingeki no Kyojin. I just finished a PhD thesis on dojinshi in Japan and am now taking a break to consider what's next.

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