Linked by David Adams on Wed 7th Jul 2010 19:09 UTC
Apple A Forbes article notices that while the iPad's reception from the public and the mainstream press has been overwhelmingly positive, the prevailing sentiment among some alpha geeks has been negative to the extreme. The conclusion, of course, is that these people aren't reacting to what the iPad is, but rather what it represents: a violation of the ethos of the personal computer. The author of the Forbes article concludes that much of the anti-iPad vitriol is hyperbole, and doesn't help advance the cause. It's a thought-provoking question.
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jailbreaking is illegal?
by Manish on Wed 7th Jul 2010 19:45 UTC
Manish
Member since:
2009-12-18

I would jailbreak even if it were illegal

Is it really illegal? I don't think so. Again it may vary country by country.

I think it will surely void the warranty, but isn't illegal (unless it is in ToS)

Edited 2010-07-07 19:46 UTC

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RE: jailbreaking is illegal?
by TechGeek on Wed 7th Jul 2010 19:54 in reply to "jailbreaking is illegal?"
TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

Probably violates the DMCA. Or at least Apple will say it does.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Last I heard, Apple was still fighting against the possibility of a jailbreaking exception to the DMCA. If included as an exception, it would be legal for one to jailbrake there own property. If rejected as an exception, DMCA would make jailbreaking a federal crime rather than a simple breach of contract or civil court case.

Apple voiding one's warranty for jailbraking is remotely rational but federal criminal charges applied through the DMCA for jailbreaking; absolute madness.

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Manish Member since:
2009-12-18

Apple voiding one's warranty for jailbraking is remotely rational but federal criminal charges applied through the DMCA for jailbreaking; absolute madness.


Federal criminal charges? That takes it just too far.

Thanks God! DMCA isn't global and I don't know any other country which has copy-protection laws which includes criminal charges. Atleast not in Asia AFAIK

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RE: jailbreaking is illegal?
by mintar on Thu 8th Jul 2010 09:20 in reply to "jailbreaking is illegal?"
mintar Member since:
2008-09-26

"I would jailbreak even if it were illegal

Is it really illegal? I don't think so. Again it may vary country by country.

I think it will surely void the warranty, but isn't illegal (unless it is in ToS)
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No, that is why David wrote "if it were illegal".

Edited 2010-07-08 09:21 UTC

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RE: jailbreaking is illegal?
by Soulbender on Fri 9th Jul 2010 04:15 in reply to "jailbreaking is illegal?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

but isn't illegal (unless it is in ToS)


Even if it's in the ToS it s not illegal to jailbreak it. It's just a violation of the ToS and the worse that can happen is that Apple voids your warranty.

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