I have a background in IP law - but I'm hampered in this discussion on Apple's iBook Author EULA since I can't get my hands on the EULA as I'm staying with Snow Leopard (the author software only works on Lion). Merely from what I've read, the iBook Author EULA defines: Section 2 B (ii) if your Work is provided for a fee (including as part of any subscription-based product or service), you may only distribute the Work through Apple and such distribution is subject to the following limitations and conditions: (a) you will be required to enter into a separate written agreement with Apple (or an Apple affiliate or subsidiary) before any commercial distribution of your Work may take place; and (b) Apple may determine for any reason and in its sole discretion not to select your Work for distribution. taken from http://venomousporridge.com/post/16126436616/ibooks-author-eula-audacity From reader comments on various blogs, there is a widespread assumption that Apple only claims rights to the iBook formatted file, and NOT to the actual content. e.g. if you write a 10,000 word book, and use Apple's iBook Author software to create a file with cool interactivity, the question is: can I later take those 10,000 words and publish them elsewhere without Apple's interactivity-features? Arnold Kim's article, from MacRumors, indicates: yes you can. http://www.macrumors.com/2012/01/19/a-closer-look-at-ibooks-author-textbooks-and-exclusivity/ I'm not so sure, but because I haven't seen the EULA, I merely pose the question. Just because the software enables you to export to PDF, does not automatically mean you're free to sell that PDF outside of the AppleStore. Article 2(1) of the Berne Convention states: The expression literary and artistic works shall include every production in the literary, scientific and artistic domain, whatever may be the mode or form of its expression, such as books, pamphlets and other writings; lectures, addresses, sermons and other works of the same nature; dramatic or dramatico-musical works; choreographic works and entertainments in dumb show; musical compositions with or without words; cinematographic works to which are assimilated works expressed by a process analogous to cinematography; works of drawing, painting, architecture, sculpture, engraving and lithography; photographic works to which are assimilated works expressed by a process analogous to photography; works of applied art; illustrations, maps, plans, sketches and three-dimensional works relative to geography, topography, architecture or science. i.e. in the copyright sphere, the phrase "artistic work" covers everything -- the content, independent of its mode or form. So in Apple's EULA, when they use the same word "Work", there's a prior assumption that the EULA also covers content-independent-of-format. Now, there could be a definition in Apple's EULA that voids that assumption -- but unless I see such a waiver, my gut feel is that Apple's iBook EULA does indeed cover everything of the content, not just the iBook format. So, if that's true, then in the above example, you cannot simply use iBook Author to transfer the text to PDF and sell the PDF elsewhere. If the EULA covers the "work" -- and that word is defined the same as it is in normal copyright law -- then you cannot sell that PDF elsewhere. Can anyone with a legal background - who has read Apple's iBook EULA - comment on the above?