Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Telus and Mobile Porn - the Pushback Begins

Last week I posted about Telus and their news about offering adult content to mobile subscribers. Well, this indeed is a North American first, and the expected "scorn for porn" fallout has begun.

Today's Globe & Mail had a piece about this, and I'm sure it won't be the last. Not surprisingly, the voice of dissent is coming from the Roman Catholic Church, and no doubt others who object to this on moral grounds will soon follow. As I noted previously, this will be a moral issue for some, and a commerce issue for others. Ultimately, the market will decide, and then we'll really know whether Telus is taking the high road or the low road.


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1 comment:

ipcom said...

Posted by: jules

Hey there Jon!
I too am watching the whole saga unfold with interest. I've got an interesting find at jules.ca - TELUS is also adding mobile banking apps to its wireless stable. It's too bad the mainstream media isnt' picking up that announcement;-)

cheers,
jules