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2 years, 3 months ago on TVD Ticket Giveaway: Matthew Sweet at the 9:30 Club, 6/9

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@shadowbj21 And obviously you are reading what you want to read, rather than what it actually says. First, the capitalization is meaningless. It's common in legal contracts and license agreements, when you're using a term to refer to a specific object rather than a general concept (i.e., the specific "Work" generated by the software for the user who is accepting the license, rather than a "work" as a general term for an e-book), to capitalize that term. The capitalization of the term in and of itself does not make anything at all clear regarding what is or is not covered by the term. Please cite the specific point where it is "defined clearly" what is and is not covered by the term "Work" -- oh, you can't? That's because it's not defined clearly anywhere in there.

Secondly, of course Apple is not claiming intellectual property rights. That's an entirely different set of issues than sales and distribution rights. Yes, of course you still own the content -- Apple attempting to take the ownership of the content away from you through a software license agreement would open them up to a whole mess of public outcry and legal challenges. What they are claiming here, and what you are giving them through agreeing to this license agreement, is an exclusive right to distribute the work (or "Work") for money. It's like signing a contract with any other publisher -- you may (depending upon the agreement, of course) still own the copyright to the work itself, but you are giving that publisher exclusive rights to print and distribute the work. Even if you still own it, you can't sign a publishing contract with Penguin and then also sign another one with Random House.

I'm not saying that it's not possible that you're correct about what Apple means by it -- I really hope that you are. But again, you're reading things into it that aren't there, and making assumptions based upon what you want it to mean rather than what it says.

2 years, 6 months ago on Apple's iBooks Author EULA: What's the Big Deal?

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I'd like to think that you're right, and I'd have less of a problem with it if you are. However, the wording of the EULA in question is too vague -- you're making an assumption about what Apple means by the word "book" which may or may not, in fact, be what Apple actually means. Based on what is actually contained in the EULA, and putting aside all assumptions, how do you know that Apple doesn't care about the content? I, for one, wouldn't be willing to risk content that I worked long and hard on writing until the issue is clarified directly by Apple.

2 years, 6 months ago on Apple's iBooks Author EULA: What's the Big Deal?

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Wow, I don't even know where to begin with that question! I suppose The Church would have to be my overall answer, though I could list off any number of bands that would rank equally high.

2 years, 7 months ago on TVD Ticket Giveaway: Jane Birkin at the 9:30 Club, 12/9

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