Thursday, June 17, 2010

Apple, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and your jailbroken iPhone

Congress is yet to rule whether or not unlocking (or 'jailbreaking') an Apple mobile device, such as an iPhone or iPod Touch should be exempted from the Millennium Copyright Act, which is said to protect Apple from such threats to their online store and media retail business model. 

However, unlocking and hacking iPhones and other Apple devices has become increasingly popular, as the company refuses to loosen its grip on the market and devices that it produces. 

One must admit that it is in Apple's own financial interest, as is explained in the video embedded above, to keep its devices within its control, and only have software that it approves of. Not only is it financially sensible for the company, but it also keeps control on the quality of the applications and general software that runs on the device. 
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