[Fake claims confirmed] Apple starts DMCA war to fight against iOS jailbreaking
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on December 11, 2019) follows:
Jailbreaking isn’t an average Joe’s cup of tea because the process involves a series of geeky steps. Moreover, without enough research, it is nearly impossible to get through the entire procedure and not to cause any damages.
The research should involve the selection of tool, the method of jailbreak, etc. Of course, you can stumble upon numerous tools to begin with (Chimera, unc0ver, checkra1n, and more). Based on your device and its iOS version, you need to make a choice.
Ever since the release, checkra1n has been the talk of the town. Owing to the utilisation of checkm8 bootloop exploit, it became invincible even before the Cupertino-based tech giant. You know Apple discourages the practice of jailbreaking, don’t you?
When the manufacturer releases a new iOS version, they patch up all the vulnerabilities to defy jailbreak efforts. Nonetheless, with checkra1n live out there, OTA updates lost its curability. Guess what! Apple isn’t ready to give up just yet.
The brand has started a copyright war to take down the jailbreaking tools. Yep, you heard it right! Many developers got DMCA warnings and their release posts on Reddit have been taken down. Let me bring a related tweet to your attention.
Welp, now @Apple has started abusing DMCA copywrite claims to take down things they don't like that are not copywritten. The encryption key for the SEP in your phone is not copywritable afaik, looks like a case for @EFF to start trying to provide some assistance.
— Sam Bingner (@sbingner) December 10, 2019
No no, checkra1n isn’t spared. The beta release post we could see live until recently has also faced the wrath of the OEM. When trying to access it, what you get is a notice about its removal as a consequence of a copyright claim.
Before checkra1n entered the scene, unc0ver was pretty popular. And, the lack of support for iOS 13 brought it down in the list of favourites. Even posts on unc0ver also disappeared from the platform, with the same copyright warning.
But you know, jailbreaking is legal in the US! For the same reason, a direct legal battle is not going to exist for long. Even though the company possibly can take down tools that break their copyright policy, the developers think they reside in the permissible limit.
The copyright notices from Reddit don’t show details of concerned authorities. And so, it’s impossible to identify the legitimacy of the claims. Taking that into consideration, the whole scenario may be a hoax created by someone impersonating Apple.
PSA: I am 99% certain this unexpected DMCA takedown will not last for more than a day.
— axi0mX 🌧️📲 (@axi0mX) December 11, 2019
At this moment, we don’t know the ground reality. In case you want to delve into the details, stay tuned to this story as we will be adding updates at the bottom whenever we get our hands on a fresh piece of information.
Update 1 (December 12)
The Reddit posts that were taken down by their legal team have returned to normalcy. Still, no information available on the copyright holder.
Update 2 (December 13)
There is no DMCA war against iOS jailbreaking. Period.
Please do not jump to assumptions about what happened during the past 48 hours. Not every take you read on the internet is correct or knows the story. There is no way to take wrong information down or respond to everyone.(Source)
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