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Apple: iPhone jailbreaking could knock out transmission towers

Jul 29, 2009, 18:32 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy Kirk)

[ Thanks to David F. Skoll for this link. ]

"Apple has told the U.S. Copyright Office that modifying the iPhone's operating system could crash a mobile phone network's transmission towers or allow people to avoid paying for phone calls.

"The claims are Apple's contribution to the Copyright Office's regular review of the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), a law that forbids the circumvention of copy control mechanisms.

"Apple says that modification of the phone's software, a process known as jailbreaking, could lead to major network disruptions. Jailbreaking gets around the copyright control features that prohibit, for example, the installation of applications unapproved by Apple"

Don't forget terrorists, and think of the children-- ed.

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