Smashwords founder Mark Coker has restored its Terms of Service agreement following a community-wide debate over censorship.
The site had added a provision that would censor content that includes rape, bestiality and incest, but it has been removed.
Coker wrote on the Smashwords website: “I met with PayPal this afternoon at their office in San Jose. They will soon announce revised content policies that I expect will please the Smashwords community. Effective immediately, we are returning our Terms of Service to back to its pre-February 24 state. Beyond that, our friends at PayPal have asked me to hold off sharing additional details until they’ve had a chance to finalize their new policies. Thank you for your patience and support during this crazy last few weeks.”