Copyright Question on Themes

I was wondering if a theme can be used in a project which will become commercial? Apples iLife Software License Agreement is very specific on reproduction of materials which are reproduced, but not on the use of their included themes.

Apple Software License Information is at
I just read through the iLife 06 License and see no mention of the iDVD themes (it seems to me such information had been included in the license for earlier iLife versions).
Sue's suggestion on contacting Apple's Legal Department seems to be the safe way to go.

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