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realms89
11-29-2007, 04:03 AM
eBay Banning Sale Of Black Metal

Quoted from BLABBERMOUTH.NET

eBay Banning Sale Of Black Metal Albums?
Paula Hogan of MANIC Music & Distribution and Candlelight Records USA has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to report that "eBay is [allegedly] currently starting a ban on black/extreme metal. A few of our vendors who have sizeable eBay stores are now finding their items pulled down by eBay directly. The list we have compiled so far that have been pulled for sale via any eBay stores or auctions is noted below. I'm sure there are more."

Added Dan Ferguson of Indianapolis, IN's Abyss Records: "I had a number of items removed and account suspended by selling black metal. It seems a group of so-called Christians have been reporting black metal bands (even though eBay has black metal as a search genre) as all racist and hateful and discriminatory."

The items that were allegedly removed by eBay because they "violated the eBay Hateful or Discriminatory policy" are as follows:

BURZUM - Complete 6 LP SET
EMPEROR - IX Equilibrium ORIG. LP
WOTANORDEN - From The.. CD
BURZUM - s/t / Aske DOUBLE LP
1349 - Beyond The CD
DARKTHRONE - Panzerfaust CD
MAYHEM - Collection 4 LP SET
PANTHEON - Krihapentswor CD
DARKTHRONE - Total Death CD
BURZUM - Draugen CD DVD
BURZUM - Daudi Baldrs LP
BURZUM - Daudi Baldrs CD
ZYKLON B - Blood Must Be Shed CD
ARMAGGEDON - Imperium CD
EMPEROR - Demo LP
1349 - Hellfire DOUBLE LP
DARKTHRONE - Hate Them CD
BURZUM - Filosofem DOUBLE LP
BURZUM - Hlidskjalf LP
BURZUM - Det Som Engang Var DIGI CD
CAMULOS / AINSHVAL - Split CD
BURZUM - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss LP
BURZUM - Det Som Engang Var LP
NOKTURNAL MORTUM - Weltanschauung CD
SATYRICON - Now, Diabolical CD

In eBay's e-mail to Ferguson explaining their decision to remove his listing, they write, "eBay doesn't permit sellers to list items that promote or glorify hatred, violence, or racial intolerance. Items that promote organizations with such views are also prohibited.

lame very very lame

realms89
11-29-2007, 04:23 AM
i guess this is old news i just found out ()_o so if a moderator can close this thread it would be appreciated thanks allot

Aizmov
11-29-2007, 04:25 AM
that sucks, I wish if they would ban cRap or Pop instead.

realms89
11-29-2007, 05:06 AM
seriously.........

Slayerfan
11-30-2007, 09:26 PM
Now that's completely unfair to those who are a big fan of Black Metal, it's like telling people what they can and can't listen to (HELLO BIG BROTHER ANYONE?). But yeah, they targeted one single genre for explict, violent, hateful lyrics ONLY because the Black Metal genre has been revolted against by christain organizations for their so-called satanic lyrics and beliefs for years. So by pulling the one particular genre from the list for the dangerous nature of the songs and material then they would have to pull others off as well....right? I've heard rap songs three times as worse as a metal song, and so are pop genres with sex promoted superstars. Who is more moral here, let me know.

Tsuna Kadiri
12-01-2007, 06:45 AM
That's stupid. Hateful lyrics or not, eBay is running a business. All that equals is money lost.

And Slayerfan is right, there are other genres out there that have waaaayyyy more discriminatory and violent content out there, not just metal.

Ryth
12-04-2007, 02:35 PM
Censorship is stupid, guiz.

Takatofan1986
12-05-2007, 08:56 AM
while i HATE metal, i believe it is unfair to try and ban things like that. This was america last time i checked! i thought we were supposed to have freedom!

TheAsterisk!
12-05-2007, 10:14 AM
Censorship is stupid, guiz.
You're just worried that all those Christian groups will eventually realize that KC is named after Beelzebub, aren't you, Ryth?

It is legally permissable for Ebay (or any business) to ban a product or refuse individual customers. It is only censoship when the government steps in to do it.

Honestly, I see no loss to humanity in banning this music from a few sites; if there is a great enough demand for such music, another outlet will be created soon.

Capernicus
12-05-2007, 01:32 PM
There is nothing wrong with black metal. Ebay should ban the sell of any music made by bagpipes instead.

Hanzo_DarkIce
12-05-2007, 02:44 PM
omg the really sucks