Apple bans murderous comic

Apple bans murderous comic

Summary: Apple has banned an R-rated comic from the App Store called Murderdome for violating a term in their SDK that prohibits offensive content in "Apple’s reasonable opinion."In a blog post the InfuriousComics says "we would love to work with Apple to ensure a content rating system can be put in place to allow material that is no more offensive than many of the R rated films available to download on iTunes.

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Apple bans murderous comicApple has banned an R-rated comic from the App Store called Murderdome for violating a term in their SDK that prohibits offensive content in "Apple’s reasonable opinion."

In a blog post the InfuriousComics says "we would love to work with Apple to ensure a content rating system can be put in place to allow material that is no more offensive than many of the R rated films available to download on iTunes."

They've also posted the first episode of Murderdome for free.

Topics: Mobility, Apple, Browser, Hardware

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  • This is pretty bad stuff for general viewing.

    I think Apple is correct in banning this stuff since it is fairly violent and children should not be seeing this stuff. I seen children with iPhones so IMHO don't want children get a hold of this stuff. Since Apple don't want to get into "control" the content for age appropriateness so they decided to ban it from their system which it I think is correct. In short, Apple doesn't want a lawsuit for having such violent content sold from Apple.
    If they get content from other places then that is their parents/guardians problem.
    phatkat
    • So is GTA4 ?!

      I have neither played one nor the other, but I believe
      despite the huge success GTA had (I don't suppose they've
      released it on Mac??) both should be banned or controlled
      in a way that children below a certain age cannot use
      them.

      It may be a long way, but systems like <b>OpenID</b> or
      more important <b>Trusted Computing</b> should help
      in the future to allow better content control not just for
      DRM or copyright reasons ;-)

      A shame though, that Apple not only has <i>banned</i>
      the chips for allowing trusted computing from their later
      models to reduce costs, but also considers <b>Java</b>
      an equally unsuitable content on almost every device, too...
      catmedia
  • RE: Apple bans murderous comic

    Why create such perverted, crap material anyway?
    And what kind of sick people need to read it?
    Thank you Apple .. and congratulations!
    You've had the courage to do the right thing!
    Rob Moffatt