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[ NNSquad ] iBooks Author EULA restrictions invite antitrust concerns

iBooks Author EULA restrictions invite antitrust concerns

http://j.mp/Af7Bbw  (ars technica)

   "Apple's end user license agreement for the iBooks Author app has
    generated extensive controversy among authors and publishers. Namely,
    the agreement restricts paid distribution of "works" created with the
    software to the iBookstore only. Technical limitations may make the
    restriction a moot point for the time being, as only Apple's own
    iBooks apps can even read the files generated by iBooks Author. 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."

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
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