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  •  Interesting! (3+ / 0-)

    Thank you, Susan.

    This falls into the category of things I've never researched on the theory that I can't change it anyway, and so far at least, it hasn't blown up in my face. (The same is true of publishing books on Kindle and Nook.) So I really appreciate the concise review. I'm glad you're writing this series.

    "Sometimes paranoia's just having all the facts." William S. Burroughs

    by scilicet on Wed May 08, 2013 at 12:45:48 PM PDT

    •  Thanks, scilicet. A lifetime ago when I worked in (4+ / 0-)

      the property/casualty insurance field, I learned that any doubt in a unilateral contract, which all insurance policies are, is usually interpreted by the courts in favor of the party that did not write the contract.

      A lot has changed since I left the industry but I would expect that principle to apply to Terms of Use agreements we accept when we download stuff. Unfortunately, the clause on licensing digital content is pretty clear.

      We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty - Edward R. Murrow

      by Susan Grigsby on Wed May 08, 2013 at 01:02:27 PM PDT

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