But now it seems that music is facing censorship from another quarter. This time, it’s the Apple App Store that is the new battleground. We’ve expounded at length in previous posts about the inconsistencies of its approval policy and today we’re even more confused.
The cause? Well apparently, Nine Inch Nails iPhone app has been rejected on the grounds of its objectionable content. This it seems boils down to a single swearword on the song The Downward Spiral.
As we’ve said before, we’re not opposed to having some form of censorship on the App Store. Not if it’s going to put the kybosh on the likes of the Baby Shaker app we told you about last week. That passed through the censor’s net without objection until complaints were received. But I find it hard to believe that a single swearword on a whole album would attract a complaint from anyone.
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