IBOOKS AUTHOR EULA PDF

The original agreement stated, B. Distribution of your Work. As a condition of this License and provided you are in compliance with its terms, your Work may be distributed as follows: if your Work is provided for free at no charge , you may distribute the Work by any available means. If you thought authors could wiggle out of this agreement by using some narrow definition of work, Apple ensures that avenue is closed. In a worst-case scenario, an author could create a work in iBooks Author, which Apple rejects. No consumer software maker has ever taken such a stance.

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The original agreement stated, B. Distribution of your Work. As a condition of this License and provided you are in compliance with its terms, your Work may be distributed as follows: if your Work is provided for free at no charge , you may distribute the Work by any available means. If you thought authors could wiggle out of this agreement by using some narrow definition of work, Apple ensures that avenue is closed.

In a worst-case scenario, an author could create a work in iBooks Author, which Apple rejects. No consumer software maker has ever taken such a stance. Imagine if Adobe claimed every retouched celebrity and model snapshot as its own. This was, well, evil. Not even the marketing cognoscenti in Cupertino could make this lawyering look favorable in any way to anyone but Apple. Silently admitting defeat, Apple has updated iBooks Author to version 1.

The newer, less evil agreements states, B. As a condition of this License and provided you are in compliance with its terms, works generated using iBooks Author may be distributed as follows: i if the work is provided for free at no charge , you may distribute it by any means; ii if the work is provided for a fee including as part of any subscription-based product or service and includes files in the.

You retain all your rights in the content of your works, and you may distribute such content by any means when it does not include files in the. The new agreement specifies that Apple is only claiming revenue generated by content in the iBooks format; authors retain the rights to the actual content of their work. Apple is restricting the iBooks format to the iBookstore. Apple could have easily provided an option for authors to create content without iBooks-specific features and allowed support to ePub format.

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Namely, the agreement restricts paid distribution of "works" created with the software to the iBookstore only. But forcing users to sell content through the iBookstore, governed by a separate contract with its own terms, might not survive an antitrust challenge in court if it were to come up. If you create something with iBooks Author and give it away, there are no limitations—put it on the Web anywhere you like. If you want to charge people money, you have to use the iBookstore and Apple gets a 30 percent cut. Does Apple own your work?

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