According to coxnnick, the forum hasn't come up in any banter that he's heard of at Fleet Office. Although, i can see why BCFS pulled the book with references to safety equipment pointing to the QotN sinking.
Last Edit: Aug 6, 2007 13:12:04 GMT -8 by Mirrlees
Post by Low Light Mike on Aug 6, 2007 13:22:55 GMT -8
That's an interesting issue to discuss. Is the "Passages Gift Shop" to be a haven of true free speech, or does the company have the right to restrict items from it's own bookshop?
Before we condem BCFS for restricting freedom of written-word, lets consider that BCFS owns and operates its own onboard bookshops, and the bookshop's purpose is obviously to generate revenue and to "promote the brand". While you buy a newspaper you can also buy a BC Ferries toy.....
So BCFS has every right to restrict or control content in it's bookshops. Let's not be fooled into thinking that those Passages Gift Shops are anything but a cash-register and promotional-outlet for the company.....
This is not the same thing as Bob's Independent Book Store on Main St. being pressured by suppliers to restrict what he sells.