Jailbreaking Could Crash Cellphone Towers, Apple Claims.

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  1. jimbeam

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    The Copyright Office is considering a request by the Electronic Frontier Foundation to legalize the widespread practice of jailbreaking, in which iPhone owners hack their devices to accept software that hasn’t been approved for distribution through the iPhone App Store. Apple made the claim in comments filed last week with the agency.

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    A little back story. Months ago the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) Filed a claim with the regulators of the DMCA (The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998) for exemption which would allow consumers to run any app on the phone, including those not authorized by Apple. Apple returned with a new claim asking that it be made illegal. As it stands now, nothing says if jailbreaking is illegal or not. Under the law, every three years the Librarian of Congress and the Copyright Office must consider the public’s requests for exemptions to that anti-circumvention language.

    These are new claims in apples fight to make jailbreaking illegal.

    Source: Wired
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    drugdealers... wow never looked that far xD
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    Wow, way to totally expand the truth apple.
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    lol @ Apple. That's just trying everything they can aren't they. Next they will be saying that terrorists can use a jailbroken phone as a remote detonator on an explosive device.

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