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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Why is this such a big deal???
by nathbeadle on Wed 29th Jul 2009 20:32 UTC
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Am I the only one who is happy with their iPhone? It works great, I've got some good apps in use on it. I know there are limitations, but I purchased it anyway.

If people are buying the phone BEFORE researching what it can do and then complaining... their fault. If they are buying it and wanting to change it, then go for it. Just don't expect the exact same support and features as if you were "playing the game" properly.

This happens ALL THE TIME. Microsoft did this with Xbox users who had "jailbroken" their Xbox with new chips or hacks. They are permanently banned from connecting to Xbox Live... and the backlash we got from that was...... um..... lemme see here.......

The company has every right to do this. The consumer has the choice to buy or not, and if they do to either live it the shortcomings or hack away knowing you're going to miss out on somethings!!

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