Microsoft says no to mobile porn

Posted by Starr Keshet

Were you looking forward to purchasing an adult entertainment app for your brand, spanking new Windows 7 phone? 

Well, too bad, because Microsoft has declared its Windows Phone 7 marketplace a "porn-free" zone.

The announcement hardly comes as a shock, as Microsoft is well known for its infamous ban on porn in the current Windows Mobile marketplace.

Microsoft says no to mobile pornPerhaps not unsurprisingly, Fleshbot’s Lux Alptraum has dubbed the latest pr0n Prohibition Act an affront to the entire adult entertainment industry.

"There's no question that the move is a slap in the face to the adult industry (whose products, one might add, have probably helped to sell a few smartphones), there's also the uncomfortable matter of censorship in any form," Alptraum mused.

"But are you, the consumer, greatly affected by the ban on adult apps? Do Apple and Microsoft's puritan attitudes have you running for the more open (and thus pornier) pastures of Google's Android universe?"

My answer?

Hell, yeah! I’ll take Android's open ecosystem and minimal (Google) censorship any day!

Who wants to be constrained by corporate drones content to do nothing but sit in an oppressive walled garden and watch the grass grow?

Not me, and probably not you either.