Apple clarifies iBooks Author End User License Agreement

“Apple has updated its iBooks Author app in order to clarify the language of its End User License Agreement,” Matthew Panzarino reports for TNW. “The changes to the EULA clarify that Apple does indeed intend the packaged product to be sold on the iBookstore only, but also makes it clear that it does not lay claim to the content that you use to create the book, nor does it try to limit what you can do with that content elsewhere.”
“This change in wording should make it clear, as many right minded people have assumed, that Apple was never interested in limiting the distribution of content that was not packaged in the .iBooks format,” Panzarino reports. “The wording of the original was taken by some to mean that Apple was trying to exercise its rights on all kinds of content, including universal formats like PDF, not just iBooks.”

Panzarino reports, “The EULA still includes language that indicates users are free to distribute .iBooks formatted documents free of charge by any means they choose, they just can’t charge for them anywhere else.”

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