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In: apple13 Feb 2009
Apple has officially gone on record to state that jailbreaking your iPhone (or iPod Touch I imagine) is now illegal:
Jailbreaking an iPhone constitutes copyright infringement and a DMCA violation, says Apple in comments filed with the Copyright Office as part of the 2009 DMCA triennial rulemaking. This marks the first formal public statement by Apple about its legal stance on iPhone jailbreaking.
The natural reaction would be to get upset and throw a tantrum, right? Well, I’m not blaming Apple. I blame the software pirates who recently developed a method, which requires jailbreaking, to pirate purchased iPhone/iPod Touch applications. It’s called Crackulous. In my opinion, Crackulous literally forced Apple to take action as these pirates were essentially stealing money from app developers. Yes, it’s stealing. So before you get all upset at Apple and call them all sorts of names, remember none of this may not have happened had it not been for
idiots people who refuse to buy software.
Yeah, I said it.
I’ll be restoring my iPhone back to factory state as a result of this announcement. Thanks a lot, Crackulous.
Post written by Bwana