Microsoft against Porn! WP7 ..Following Apple ?

Posted: June 13, 2010 in Microsoft, Windows Phone 7
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Microsoft recently announced a set of policies that will govern the use of the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.

A clause in the Microsoft Marketplace Guidelines bans all nudity, suggestion of sexual activity, depictions or suggestions of prostitution and many other restrictions.

The explicit language forbidding explicit content:

“Images that are sexually suggestive or provocative, Content that generally falls under the category of pornography, or Content that a reasonable person would consider to be adult or borderline adult content.”

Clause 3.6 of the Windows Phone Application Certification Requirements is quite explicit and states:

Adult Related Content – Content not allowed:

  • Sex / Nudity – Images that are sexually suggestive or provocative (e.g. sexually provocative touching,
  • bondage, masturbation); provocative images that reveal nipples, genitals, buttocks, or pubic hair.
  • Content that a reasonable person would consider to be adult or borderline adult content (images, text,
  • or audio).
  • Content that generally falls under the category of pornography.
  • Content that depicts or suggests prostitution.
  • Content depicting sexual fetishes.
  • Content of a sexual nature depicting children or animals.

Its a great move especially in light of the backlash that hit Apple for retroactively banishing nude content from the Apple App Store!

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