Apple, threatening customers isn't a good way to grow one's market

I was reading the post Apple: iPhone jailbreaking violates our copyright by CNET's Tom Krazit. If Tom's post is correct, it reminds me a bit of the saber rattling that the SCO Group used early in its campaign to assert ownership of UNIX.

I was reading the post Apple: iPhone jailbreaking violates our copyright by CNET's Tom Krazit. If Tom's post is correct, it reminds me a bit of the saber rattling that the SCO Group used early in its campaign to assert ownership of UNIX. The SCO Group actually filed suit against Auto Zone claiming that the automotive products retailer had violated SCO's UNIX copyrights by running versions of the Linux operating system.

In the end, the SCO Group lost out because they demonstrated that they really weren't a safe compay with which to do business. After all, who wants to do business with a company that combats with its own customers in court?

I'm wondering if Apple may find itself seen in that same category.