Richard Dreyfuss reads Apple iTunes user agreements

Jeremy Hobson Jun 10, 2011

JEREMY HOBSON: Well here in this country Apple is giving a break to magazine and newspaper publishers who want their content read on the iPad or iPhone.

Apple said yesterday it won’t require those subscriptions to be sold through its App Store. Apple had initially demanded a 30 percent cut of subscription revenue plus control of subscriber data which is a key source of revenue for media companies. But publishers didn’t like those terms and conditions.


And while we’re on the subject of Apple’s terms and conditions, you know the ones that are like 50 pages long that you have to accept to buy a song on iTunes? Well master thespian Richard Dreyfuss has just done a dramatic reading.

RICHARD DREYFUSS: By using the Apple software, you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of this license. If you do not agree to the terms of this license, do you use this software.

You can listen to all of Richard Dreyfuss’ “dramatic readings” here.

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