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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Apple limiting the distribution channel for iPhone apps would be fine if they didn't limit what apps get to be included so much and so arbitrarily. Third party software repositories also wouldn't be in such high demand. Publish clear minimum software qualifications and get on with it rather stomping on the consumer's choice of what to install on there possessions.

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