Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Jul 2010 17:48 UTC
Legal So, there I am enjoying a nice Gilmore Girls episode after a long day's work, and Engadget's iPhone application brings the good news: the US Library of Congress has added a DMCA exemption for jailbreaking or rooting mobile phones! This is a major blow to Apple, who actively tried to keep jailbreaking a criminal offence, and a major win for everyone who believes that the phone you buy is actually yours, and not the manufacturer's.
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RE[4]: Big Loss for Apple??
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 27th Jul 2010 07:17 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Big Loss for Apple??"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

Agreed. Apple *obviously* has no obligation *whatsoever* to service jailbroken phones.

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RE[5]: Big Loss for Apple??
by kvarbanov on Tue 27th Jul 2010 08:14 in reply to "RE[4]: Big Loss for Apple??"
kvarbanov Member since:
2008-06-16

And this is likely to be their response, which we should be able to see quite soon. The EULA, or whatever their agreement is called, would be easily changed with a few of those law-related 100 lines sentences written from the company's lawyers. So it will be up to the users.
I'm going a little offtopic now, but I'm not really much into Apple's stuff, so let me ask : is it true that some interoperability is broken in Apple -> other OSes direction ? For example, I want to send you a picture from my Nokia/SE/Motorola/otherPhone via Bluetooth, but Apple won't accept that ? I heard that, but I can't confirm if this is true. So, if yes, would jailing into the device can enable users to connect to each other, or there are hardware limitations ?

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