France/USA: End to Apple’s corporate censorship of French book

The digital edition of the book ‘La Femme’ has now been given a place in the Apple Store despite the fact that its cover has a topless woman.


Almost a year after the book’s release, Apple first published and then censored the digital edition of the book in its Apple Store, iBooks, because of the cover.

This caused an uproar in both the French media and among angry users of social media in France.

Apple now reversed its decision. The publisher noted that “it seems that this is the first time that Apple has agreed to reconsider its decision of censorship.”

Danish author Peter Øvig Knudsen had his book series ‘Hippie’ removed from the bookstore because there were pictures of both men and women with various body parts naked, as it was common in that period.

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