Apple updates iBooks Author license, clarifies sales restrictions
Posted 03 February 2012 - 05:12 PM
This 'new EULA' just makes explicit what every normal person already understood from the original EULA.
Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:52 PM
*@ Spock*: I had the same take you did but too many went with my comment above. Kudos to Apple for clarifying for those potential authors their content is their content. Now only the folks who already cast a sinister eye at Apple will remain unhappy...
Posted 04 February 2012 - 03:01 PM
Not covered by this EULA are works in the *.ibooks format that are created in other ways (e.g. hand-coded in a text editor). Apple is not asserting any claim to the *.ibooks file format. This means that anyone is free to develop eReaders that can display iBooks files as iBooks 2 does and develop apps that generate .ibooks files.
Actually, this is a pretty modest requirement when you look at the big picture.
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