For the first time, we are on the winning side of payment processor censorship. CCBill loses power over fetish producers’ content because AdultPlayX decided to fight back. A few weeks ago, we wrote a blogpost about CCBill’s attempt to censor fetish producers’ content. In the blogpost, we uploaded the website owner’s response to CCBill.
It is difficult for one producer to fight CCBill’s bank. However, AdultPlayX used its collective power to put pressure back onto processor’s financial institution for an outcome in favor of fetish producers.
It is all too easy to point the finger at payment processors when they engage in censorship. However, according to one of CCBill’s team members, the processor has to cater to several parties: Visa, MasterCard, banks, and merchants. So it is virtually impossible to keep all parties happy.
Nonetheless, CCBill chose to maintain its relationship with AdultPlayX after the website owner temporarily disabled the processor from his platform; this was a risky move since the website relied on Bitpay as its sole processor.
AdultPlayX was able to keep 95% of its content on the website. If CCBill’s bank was successful in its censorship …read more