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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jabbotts
Member since:
2007-09-06

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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jason_ff Member since:
2006-06-29

It's much easier to get an app into the App Store than it is to get a Game onto a console.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

The App Store feeds a much more functional device than a game console also. Even the Playstation doesn't gain the amount of functions the iPhone is designed to provide unless you dualboot the PS with Yellowdog or similar.

In this case, Apple is saying "the Jesus Phone for all your possible needs.. er.. unless we arbitrarily decide that you kids can't have that function."

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