Apple Asks Federal Government to Crack Down on Jailbreaking

Apple Asks Federal Government to Crack Down on Jailbreaking

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NBC is reporting that Apple has asked the federal government to help crack down on hackers "jailbreaking" the iPhone.

"Current jailbreak technologies now in widespread use utilize unauthorized modifications to the copyrighted bootloader and operating system, resulting in the infringement of the copyrights in those programs," Apple told the U.S. Copyright Office.

This request comes despite the Library of Congress having deemed that jailbreaking your iPhone in order to install applications not approved by Apple and/or to unlock is legal.

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Apple Asks Federal Government to Crack Down on Jailbreaking

PAEz - January 19, 2011 at 3:31am
Wow, what a lot of bitching. If anyone thinks apple gives a dam whether jailbreakers buy their phones or not then your an idiot. Jailbreakers are typically smarter than a user who doesnt jailbreak and have a tendency to use pirated software, Apple want mindless sheep that keep dishing out the money every time they have something better then what they have now. They dont give a dam about you, your freedoms or your opinion, just your wallet. If you truly want freedom then buy an android phone.
gizmodo - January 18, 2011 at 5:19am
Apple should crack down what causes and how to treat cancer cell. Right Steve?
Sanjay Gurung - January 17, 2011 at 11:48pm
If there in no jailbreak. I, my relative all will throw their iphone and use nokia phone. Steve jobs think twice before you do this. otherwise you would again go bankrupty. Steve should actually praise geo hot, dev team for their support for apple. life with jailbroken iphone it\'s fish without pond.
Trollkiller - January 21, 2011 at 1:26pm
@Leeroy Seriously tell me or show me where I made any sort of racial remarks... you can\'t can you? Why do you think I\'m white? Dude I just responded to the trolls here I\'m not hatin on anyone because of race, religion, etc. If you think I\'m racist that\'s your problem not mine.
Trollkiller - January 17, 2011 at 4:33pm
And let\'s see how far Apple will get with this one... they thought they had it in the bag with the Library of Congress and look at what happened with that.
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