ranlur (ranlur) wrote in artists_beware,

Advice: Paypal AUP /alternatives for adult furry artwork related sales?

I've heard it plenty of times before that artists are often afraid Paypal will shut them down if they find out they are selling smut with their service. However, in my search for an alternative, I happened across this article posted a year ago.

There’s been some chatter about PayPal’s decision to not allow the sale of certain “erotica” content using our service. Specifically, PayPal doesn’t allow our service to be used to sell content relating to rape, incest and bestiality. We’d like to set the record straight.

Here are the facts. Unlike many other online payment providers, PayPal does allow its service to be used for the sale of erotic books. PayPal is a strong and consistent supporter of openness on the Internet, freedom of expression, independent publishing and eBook marketplaces. We believe that the Internet empowers authors in a way that is positive and points to an even brighter future for writers, artists and creators the world over, but we draw the line at certain adult content that is extreme or potentially illegal.

An important factor in our decision not to allow our payments service to be used to purchase material focused on rape, incest or bestiality is that this category of eBooks often includes images.

This type of content also sometimes intentionally blurs the line between fiction and non-fiction. Both these factors are problematic from a legal and risk perspective.

So...do they consider furry porn as beastiality? Or do they only allow written smut to be sold? Just looking for clarification here.

I ask because bills are piling up and I've been thinking about doing some adult commissions, but was nervous to use paypal due to their less than reliable record and the fact that I need my paypal for other things. I don't want to risk account suspension.

On that note, if anyone has any experience with a paypal alternative that allows adult materials to be exchanged, I'd be interested in hearing about it.
Tags: advice for artists, paypal
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