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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Any Reason other than That?
by middleware on Wed 29th Jul 2009 17:33 UTC
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Technical considerations aside, the EFF has argued that Apple's lock on the iPhone is unmerited from a copyright protection perspective and aims to "suppress competition from independent iPhone application vendors."

For a product possessing less than 5%, do they have to relate every argue with monopoly? I don't see any reason, for which people have to be locked on iPhone, similar to why people had to be locked on Office or IE. Actually if Apple want to make its phone product close AND attractive, they do need to make it much better than other vendors' by their own. Don't see any hurt to competition.

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v RE: Any Reason other than That?
by tyrione on Wed 29th Jul 2009 18:19 in reply to "Any Reason other than That?"
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EFF would stop making that broad stroke if Linux were the prevailing market leader.

Why do you keep bringing Linux into this discussion? I've not seen one mention of Linux outside of your comments. I do have to hand it to you though, there's no faster way to send a discussion spiraling off topic around here than to pull Linux into it somehow.

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EFF would stop making that broad stroke if Linux were the prevailing market leader.

Since Linux and the software that surrounds it is open source and de facto open anyway then creating a closed platform with it like Apple is going would be that much more difficult. I fail to see how you can compare apples to kiwi fruits, so to speak, in the EFF's reasoning.

I recommend a cold shower otherwise your head is going to explode.

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