Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Jul 2009 17:10 UTC
Apple The discussion around whether or not jailbreaking iPhones should be exempt from the DMCA has just reached a level of ridiculousness that words can't really describe any longer. As some of you might know, Apple and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are in a tussle with one another over whether or not the US Copyright Office should put an exemption in the DMCA allowing the jailbreaking of iPhones. Apple's reasoning for why no exemption should be made is rather... Over-the-top.
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Think of the children!!!
by BallmerKnowsBest on Wed 29th Jul 2009 18:42 UTC
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Exposing children to age-inappropriate content

Gotta hand it to Apple, that is just about the most painfully-stupid, intellectually lazy justification I've heard for anything in a long time.

Here are a few more equally-valid reasons that Apple could use:

- unlocked iPhones promote terrorism
- unlocked iPhones are a gateway drug that lead to crack and heroin use
- if Hitler, Stalin, or Mussolini were were alive today, they would use an unlocked iPhone
- unlocked iPhones could be used to control a device that dumps adorable babies, puppies, AND kittens into a wood chipper
- unlocked iPhones could be used to force an entire kindergarten class to watch 2girls1cup
- unlocked iPhones will lead to little old ladies being pushed into empty elevator shafts
- unlocked iPhones are tools of Satan and lead to people becoming godless atheists and believing in the theory of evolution (that should get the fundie nutters onboard)
- unlocked iPhones could allow *gasp* proprietary software, or -even worse- help further Microsoft's many vast, evil, shadowy conspiracies (and that one is guaranteed to get all the GNU/Freetards onboard)

Anything I left out?

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