The ‘Audacity of the iBooks Author EULA’

Dan Wineman: >Apple, in this EULA, is claiming a right not just to its software, but to its software’s output. It’s akin to Microsoft trying to restrict what people can do with Word documents, or Adobe declaring that if you use Photoshop to export a JPEG, you can’t freely sell it to Getty. As far…

Dan Wineman:
>Apple, in this EULA, is claiming a right not just to its software, but to its software’s output. It’s akin to Microsoft trying to restrict what people can do with Word documents, or Adobe declaring that if you use Photoshop to export a JPEG, you can’t freely sell it to Getty. As far as I know, in the consumer software industry, this practice is unprecedented.

I saw rumblings of this on Twitter and didn’t have time to dig into it, but it is as bad as some have feared.

[John Gruber says](http://daringfireball.net/linked/2012/01/19/ibooks-author-eula):

>This is Apple at its worst.

Indeed.

[via DF]
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