Skype and Mozilla have joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation in fighting against Apple’s statement that jailbreaking the iPhone constitutes copyright infringement by circumnavigating protection measures. Skype and Mozilla filed comments with the US Copyright Office arguing that it should loosen the Digital Millenium Copyright Act’s restrictions on jailbreaking iPhones, reports The Register. Naturally, Skype and Mozilla have a vested interest in their products being able to be free loaded onto devices, and a vested interest against a manufacturer (or carrier) preventing people from installing the software. Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) is the main target here, but the decision would have ramifications across the mobile industry (and possibly other industries).
Apple is opposed to the exemption because “it will destroy the technological protection of Apple