I noticed that, at some point, someone has sold my chapbook on Amazon. (It wasn't the publisher, as they boycott mass media. As one friend put it, "that'll really stick it to 'em.") Amazon makes it easy enough for me to sell my own copies, so I started to go through the process.
Then I read the "Agreement" that you sign. Below is the license section (bolding mine)
You grant us a royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual,
irrevocable right and license to use, reproduce, perform, display,
distribute, adapt, modify, re-format, create derivative works of, and
otherwise commercially or non-commercially exploit in any manner, any
and all of Your Materials, and to sublicense the foregoing rights to our
affiliates and operators of Amazon Associated Properties; provided,
however, that we will not alter any of Your Trademarks from the form
provided by you (except to re-size trademarks to the extent necessary
for presentation, so long as the relative proportions of such trademarks
remain the same) and will comply with your removal requests as to
specific uses of Your Trademarks (provided you are unable to do so using
standard functionality made available to you via the Amazon Site or
Services); provided further, however, that nothing in this Agreement
will prevent or impair our right to use Your Materials without your
consent to the extent that such use is allowable without a license from
you or your affiliates under applicable law (e.g., fair use under United
States copyright law, referential use under trademark law, or valid
license from a third party).
Anyone else find this super scary? I can't quite make out what it's saying.