Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 9th Mar 2010 15:46 UTC, submitted by alcibiades
General Development So have you actually read the iPhone Developer Program[me] License Agreement? The EFF, using a freedom of information act to shrewdly get a copy legally off of NASA, look into the details and don't like what they find. As well as trying to prevent anybody from so much as mentioning the existence of these terms, Apple owe you no more than $50 if they sink your company by removing your apps for any reason they so please. It makes for scary reading, that is--if you think the terms are enforceable in court. I hope to see this very thing challenged as soon as possible.
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RE[2]: As an Apple developer...
by bile on Tue 9th Mar 2010 18:53 UTC in reply to "RE: As an Apple developer..."
bile
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Well, you are a slave. Maybe a happy slave, but still a slave nonetheless. Some people simply prefer to be abused. Others prefer to dominate. But most people prefer to be free.


Freedom includes Apple's right to remove any app they choose from their store. Unless there was some theft or fraud involved in doing so they don't owe the author anything. Its their service, their platform.

Freedom also includes Apple not being able to go after anyone for using their hardware as they see fit... including jailbreaking it or installing illegally obtained software. They can attempt to prevent that... they can cut updates or block you from particular services but they should be able to use the government to enforce so called IP rights.

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