The New Bankers Of Internet Porn
from the such-a-stigma dept
It's not entirely clear why legal porn gets such a stigma. Yahoo was forced to stop selling porn DVDs years ago because one reporter noticed that they had this option in their stores -- even though everything there was completely legal. Now, a lawsuit over a bank ditching iBill, one of the more popular payment services for porn has people looking at the new bank that handles the merchant accounts for iBill and, apparently, for competitor ccBill. The article also notes that iBill's deal to be acquired was canceled last week, over concerns that the acquiring company would be delisted for handling the credit cards on porn sites. While I really couldn't care any less about what happens with porn sites, I'm wondering why there's so much attention being placed on companies associated with the industry. If they're not breaking any laws, then what's the problem? If they are breaking laws, then someone should accuse them of actually breaking laws.