Why Clean Reader Doesn’t Work

jamiewauthor:

I agree 100% with this post. I see by the FAQ they claim this is fully legal according to their team, but I really don’t see how it can be. I don’t care if they’re not making changes to an original file, they’re still changing an author’s work. How many plagiarists make their changes to the original file? I’d guess very few, if any, so how is it different that they just overlay words or white them out?

Originally posted on Trashy's Treasures:

Trashy gets cleaned. Or not.

No Profanity 3x3Clean Reader is an app that censors all the profanity in ebooks. I looked it in the app store, and the reviewers who love it claim it does what it’s supposed to. But I think these users are kidding themselves. Dirty is all about context, and apps don’t understand context. I once sent an email to a company and had it blocked because it contained the word virgin, but I’d actually written Virgin Islands.

To demonstrate my point, I took an excerpt from Their Twisted Love – The Twisted Mosaic, Book 2, and ‘cleaned’ it as the Clean Reader might:

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He stepped back and held his hand out. “Come on.”

I shook my head and pulled my blouse closed.

Then he moved in for the kill, placing his arms on either side of me, leaning in close, but not touching, his words hot…

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