Apple removes erotica from iPad book charts

Apple removes erotica from iPad book charts

<p>Apple has been accused of censorship after four erotic novellas disappeared from the iBookstore chart. Yesterday morning the novella <em>Blonde and Wet, the Complete Story</em> by Carl East was topping the chart, with another title by <em>East, Big Sis,</em> second, and <em>Six Sexy Stories</em> by Ginger Starr, in fifth place. By the afternoon these titles had disappeared and had instead been replaced with the likes of <em>The Perfect Murder </em>by Peter James and <em>The Third Man </em>by Peter Mandelson.<br /><br />According to <em>The Times,</em> the iBookstore &quot;appeared to have censored its British chart after the <em>Times</em> made inquiries about how the list was compiled&quot;. However, Apple declined to explain the disappearance to the newspaper.<br /><br />Apple chief executive Steve Jobs announced in April he wanted the iPad to remain free of pornographic applications. In a similar move Apple removed &ldquo;overtly sexual content&rdquo; from iPhone App Store in February.</p>