Illegality

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  1. eg0tism

    eg0tism New Member

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    • Misleading material
    I don't get how the admins at iPod Touch Fans allows the term jailbreak in concept at the forums, yet they don't allow cracked apps.

    If you think that cracked apps are illegal, wouldn't you consider jailbreaking illegal as well?

    Apple claims that jailbreaking your iPod Touch/iPhone is considered illegal.
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    http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2009/02/apple-says-jailbreaking-illegal
    So, why do you guys let jailbreaking, but don't allow cracked apps in discussion? If you're going to talk about something illegal, in this case, jailbreaking, why not talk about both?
    Either way, they are both illegal.

    Note: By making this thread, does not mean that I support cracked apps in any way.
  2. Meikura

    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Jailbreaking is not illegal.
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    Chicken Retired Moderator

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    Keyword there is claims.

    [OBJC]jailbreaking != illegal;[/OBJC]

    I had to try out the new tags

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    Nburnes Well-Known Member

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    Jailbreaking's not illegal like the others have said.

    I believe the government makes the laws anyway, not Apple

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  5. Shawa

    Shawa Super Moderator

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    There is no way you, or Apple is going to persuade any user on this site that Jailbreaking is illegal. It's simply not. Jailbreaking is not illegal, as was mentioned in paragraph 4; it's protected under fair use.
    iPtf prohibits the dicussion of Cracked Apps, as that is just plain stealing.

    Also, if you had read what you had quoted, you would have noticed that it completely destroys the 'Jailbreaking is illegal' arguement. Bad choice of article.
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  7. DarkWrath

    DarkWrath Active Member

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    why is there such a dispute about the legality of jailbreaking? Surely there could be an addition to the sign up process that requires the person to read through a few points set by admin, maybe this will stop (or at least curb) this?
  8. Shawa

    Shawa Super Moderator

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    That would be a good idea, but people will more than likey ignore it, and skip through it all. But, I'd but that in the suggestions section, see what bgizzle thinks.
  9. DarkWrath

    DarkWrath Active Member

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    yh i might do that, but like you say, people will most likely skip it

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    It's a shame that people don't see what's infront of their eyes
  10. Shawa

    Shawa Super Moderator

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    Most people sign up to get a quick answer to a question. There'd really be no way that it could be enforced.

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