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January 21st, 2012

lovesrain44: Serious Rodney and John (Default)
Saturday, January 21st, 2012 05:23 pm
This is from Holly Lisle's Official Author Homepage. She says:

"The short version: I have removed my books from sale on iBookstore because Apple has included a clause in software I don’t use and wouldn’t have used anyway a clause claiming the right to refuse publication on its platform of works created with this software (which is fine and I applaud their right) and further stating that if they reject your work you cannot sell it in the format the software created anywhere else. "

Want to read more, to understand what Apple is up to and why? Then you can visit her blog where she states her reason for pulling her books, and then, the link she offers to another blog which discusses the issue in depth.

Frankly, while I enjoy my Ipod, I'm often concerned by these low-key, under the radar attempts by different software companies to take over the world.

What Apple is up to (as far as I understand it) is exactly like what it would be like if Microsoft Word was saying, "Well, if you use OUR software to write YOUR book, then WE can tell you where, when, how, and for how much you can sell YOUR book. Which, by the fact that you used OUR software, is now OURS."

Ridiculous much?