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."