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Apple says jailbreaking iPhones is illegal and should be banned


The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Fred von Lohmann’s been reading all the submissions to the Copyright Office on exemptions to the DMCA, and he’s found this beauty: Apple is trying to ban jailbreaking iPhones:

Apple iPhone jailbreakJailbreaking an iPhone constitutes copyright infringement and a DMCA violation, says Apple in comments filed with the Copyright Office as part of the 2009 DMCA triennial rulemaking. This marks the first formal public statement by Apple about its legal stance on iPhone jailbreaking.Apple’s iPhone, now the best-selling cellular phone in the U.S., has been designed with restrictions that prevent owners from running applications obtained from sources other than Apple’s own iTunes App Store. “Jailbreaking” is the term used for removing these restrictions, thereby liberating your phone from Apple’s software “jail.” Estimates put the number of iPhone owners who have jailbroken their phones in the hundreds of thousands.


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4 Responses to “Apple says jailbreaking iPhones is illegal and should be banned”

  1. wagz says:

    As I sit here and read this on my jailbreaked phone, agh shit!
    Wow, prolly start coming after websites like unlock3g.net now to for helping people to jailbreak….

  2. Deangelo Fong says:

    Do these electronic cigarettes really feel like the real thing? I watched a video at this website but don’t know what to think. Are there any real smokers out there that aren’t promoting a product that can tell me what you really think?

  3. Joe Willaims says:

    I think this is a real great blog article. Much thanks again. Want more.

  4. Bob says:

    An sich eine praktische Sache, ich uberlege mir nur, ob dies auch dauerhaft machbar bleibt.

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