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Old 09-30-2012, 08:29 PM   #113
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Originally Posted by ApK View Post
It doesn't need to be any clearer. Buying a paperback book is a license, too, and no one seems confused about it. (You 'buy' the pulp and glue, but the content, the part that matters, is licensed to you under the terms on the copyright page as as defined in law.)
In fact, there are some very fundamental legal differences between a paper book and an ebook as sold by Amazon. Whether or not the first sale doctrine will apply to ebooks at all is a bit hazy so far, but if it needs to be more clear than the buyer agreeing to terms that say "you are buying a license," then the buyer needs to be appointed a keeper by the court because they're not capable of running their own lives.

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What does need to be clearer--what needs to be changed, actually, IMO--the specific terms of the license and your rights under fair use.
Arguable, certainly, but I suspect that in the long run, not enough people will actually care for that to happen.
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