January 22nd, 2012
Would be like Microsoft claiming a right to the document you create in Microsoft Word: Apples mind-bogglingly greedy and evil license agreement | ZDNet.
If what you create is given away for free, that makes Apple happy as they sell more iPads to read it.
If you sell your work, you may only sell through Apple if, and only if, after submission to Apple, Apple approves its sale. If Apple does not approve the sale of your work, you can only give it away.
Looks like iBooks Author is not so free after all.
- Sell Your Book in the iBookstore and Apple Won’t Let You Sell It Anywhere Else [IBooks] (almacen13.wordpress.com)
- The Unprecedented Audacity of the iBooks Author EULA (venomousporridge.com)
- Apple’s iBooks Author EULA: What’s the Big Deal? (siliconfilter.com)
- Opinion: Why Apple’s iBooks Initiatives Won’t Revolutionize Education (almacen13.wordpress.com)
- No Embedded Fonts in iBooks Author Output (support.apple.com)
- You Can Only Sell Your iBooks In The iBookstore, And Apple Gets 30% (devchimp.com)
- On the Proprietary Nature of the iBooks Author File Format (daringfireball.net)