Apple is now claiming that jailbreaking your iPhone constitutes copyright infringement and a violation of the DMCA, due to the jailbraking process using a modified bootloader and OS. It sounds to me like they're looking to put the kibosh on the whole jailbreaking scene. This would be a bad turn for iPhone owners.
Ironically the Android phones are really locked down by the provider. My money is that the cell providers would declare it is illegal if you modified it. I wouldn't be suprised if it was in the contract now.
Good question sgt_mjc and that's damn true. Makes me wonder if the future will move onto be attackers breaking into government systems (*over exaggerating a little?* ) with phones. These phones are perfect toys to help aid in war driving and now slowly becoming another attack toy...what does the future lie?
got a number of thoughts about jailbreaking iphones....
> the DMCA doesn't apply to non-US countries, in-fact by law in certain courties a phone cannot be sold locked into a certain provider.
> stumbled accross this video today - if I can jailbreak the iphone just by sending a single line command via an interface provided by apple, how is this circumventing protection in violation of the dmca.
> would this not be the equivalent of (for example) HP selling you a laptop with a custom bios splash screen and then calling it illegal to remove it?
> sometimes I just feel like beating all the world's lawyers arround the head with a law text book and screaming "it's my bit of plastic and metal, I paid for it I can do whatever the heck I want with it you draconian bastards"
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