Friday, June 06, 2014

More proof censorship doesn't work

The of the Middle East is launching a “banned books” section to confound the censors, article.

In the four years since he launched Jamalon, an online bookseller for the Middle East, Ala Alsallal has been noticing something. “Any book sold in the Middle East normally becomes boosted when a government bans it—it becomes a best-seller,” he says.

The funny thing is that they have to be aware of that by now. But like stubborn four-year-olds, they just can't help themselves.

1 comment:

Dan Park said...

Not only that, but if the banned books become bestsellers it's incentive to write something likely to be banned.