Apple bans nearly 60 comics from IOS apps.

Digital comics publishers are disturbed because of recent bans on certain comics titles from IOS apps such as those offered by Comixology. The latest flap is over a series called Sex Criminals, supposedly a humorous story about a couple that can stop time when having sex and use that time to rob banks.


The complaint is that Apple is vague about what standards it uses, which of course prevents publishers and writers from exploiting loopholes. This past May, Apple notified Comixology that 56 titles must be removed for sale via the distributor's IOS app. Titles are still available through other channels, just not via apps for Apple products.


Apple is notorious for maintaining strict control over all aspects of its products. What do you think? Is that the same as censorship or do they have a right to control content?