Apple fights iPhone unlocking (again)
Wants jailbreakers jailable
Apple has told the US Copyright Office that jailbreaking an iPhone should be illegal under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA).
Apple’s defense of its practice of locking down the iPhone to software and services provided only by itself and its partner AT&T came in response to petitions for DCMA exemptions that were proposed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in December 2008.
One of EFF’s petitions (PDF), as the digital freedom-fighters explained, was in support of “Cell phone owners who want to ‘jailbreak’ their phones in order to use applications of their choosing (e.g., iPhone owners who want apps from sources other than the iTunes App Store).”
Apple, as should come as no surprise, disagrees.
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