Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Apple Fights Back Against Jailbreaking Seeks Permanent Ban

NBC News reports that Apple is asking the federal government to overturn a court decision backing the U.S. Government Library of Congress Copyright which legalized jailbreaking and unlocking of devices, allowing the user to run unauthorized applications on any device they choose.

Apple's argument to the U.S. Copyright Office, "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."

Jailbreaking became legalized following recent changes made to the 1998 DMCA by the Library of Congress. Back in July the government approved a handful of new exemptions to a federal law that prevents the circumvention of technical measure that prevent users from accessing and modifying copyrighted works.

Clearly Apple wants to push for further control over their devices. The absolutely hate the fact that users can use none app store applications or other none app store sources for their programs which cuts them out of the cash cycle. Apple wants their devices to be as closed and controllable as possible.

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