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The ugly side of Apple

Feb 20, 2009, 18:01 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

"The EFF argues that iPhone jailbreaking (Apple products generate their own jargon as benefits members of a cult), that allows installation of applications that are not approved to be part of the App Store, is protected under fair-use principles.

"In a circular, the EFF says: "Although hundreds of thousands of iPhone owners have already jailbroken their phones, Apple is likely to argue that the act of jailbreaking violates the DMCA's ban on circumventing software locks. In an effort to lift this legal cloud, EFF has proposed that the Copyright Office grant a 3-year exemption from the DMCA to permit jailbreaking."

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