1. jaguar11's Avatar
    Now that jailbreaking is declared illegal what are we to do,are we supposed to restore or what. Any opinions.
    02-13-2009 07:20 PM
  2. melwan's Avatar
    It shouldn't affect us directly for now. I think all Apple wants was to block the copyright exemption. If they decided to go after the Dev-Team, then the next updates won't be jailbreakable. That's all.
    02-13-2009 07:50 PM
  3. jayman30's Avatar
    It shouldn't affect us directly for now. I think all Apple wants was to block the copyright exemption. If they decided to go after the Dev-Team, then the next updates won't be jailbreakable. That's all.
    Yea, its way too early to panic, this was just an official response to the EFF wanting a DMCA exemption for jailbreaking as part of the US Copyright Board's 2009 DMCA Rulemaking.

    There have been no threats of any kind of legal action against the DEV Team. And the argument Apple submitted is not on the most solid legal ground.
    Last edited by jayman30; 02-15-2009 at 08:38 PM.
    02-15-2009 08:34 PM
  4. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Question... why would jailbreaking be considered illegal, all it does is allow other software to be installed... Why would THAT be illegal?
    02-19-2009 03:49 AM
  5. jayman30's Avatar
    Apple is arguing that jailbreaking violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act because jailbreaking depends on versions of Apple's copyrighted bootloader and operating system software that have been modified with out consent. This, Apple argues, results in infringement of the copyrights in that software.

    Once again, this is a response to the EFF asking the Copyright Office to declare jailbreaking legal--right now its sort of a gray area, not explicitly illegal but not explicitly legal either.
    02-19-2009 10:25 AM
  6. melwan's Avatar
    ^ yep, it's modifying parts of the copyrighted OS to make JB works is what Apple has a problem with.
    02-19-2009 01:41 PM
  7. MrEClass's Avatar
    Until Apple allows me to do the same things I can with my phone when I have it jailbroken then it will remain just that way-jailbroken MWAHAHAHAHHAA

    ....seriously though, I'll never go back.
    02-19-2009 06:01 PM
  8. lordzod01's Avatar
    For me it's either a jailbroken iPhone, or another device. I love my iPhone, but to have what it needs, it has to be jailbroken.
    02-19-2009 07:06 PM
  9. ghostdriver's Avatar
    I find it interesting that Apple waited this long to voice an official opinion on the subject.

    Could it have something to do with official iPhone apps now being cracked and available without having to pay for them?

    Something to think about...
    02-20-2009 09:26 AM
  10. Jeremy's Avatar
    I find it interesting that Apple waited this long to voice an official opinion on the subject.

    Could it have something to do with official iPhone apps now being cracked and available without having to pay for them?

    Something to think about...
    The only reason this was even brought about from Apple is due to the EFF. If they never brought it up, Apple would never have opened their mouths.
    02-20-2009 09:43 AM
  11. reyza's Avatar
    On a bigger scale. Warez software is illegal but you don't see that the crackers have stopped. And people still download Warez software on their computers. Saying something is illegal electronically won't stop anything.
    02-20-2009 11:49 AM
  12. Montena91's Avatar
    Jailbreaking is one of my main incomes and i am not going to stop there has to be a loop hole
    08-30-2009 02:53 AM
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