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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RE[2]: oh joy
by apoclypse on Wed 29th Jul 2009 22:59 UTC in reply to "RE: oh joy"
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Look publicly Apple says that Jailbreking is bad and are against it, but other than upgrading their OS have they ever activiley persued jailbreakers? Have they actively persued hackintosh makers other than those trying to make a business out of it? The only reason why I don't like jailbreaking is because there are some idiots out there who are actully pirating 99 cents apps. Why? Are you that damn cheap? And no don't give me the try before you buy bullishit because I know they are not going to buy it. If they are not going to buy they shouldn't be allowed to use it and should absolutely be counted as a lost customer because without the pirate version they would have no alternative but to buy. But luckily that is not the whole community, there are plenty of developers that just want unrestricted access and a jailbroken iphone is a perfect platform for that. Anyway my originsl point is regardless of what Apple says they rarely go after users who choose to jailbreak their phones. So is it relly an issue? I'm not defending their very silly claims but we have to look at past history here.

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