Mozilla, Skype join EFF in supporting jailbreakers

Software titans Mozilla and Skype have thrown their support behind the EFF and the iPhone jailbreaking community. A new filling with the US Copyright Office seeks an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA) related to iPhone jailbreaking.

Software titans Mozilla and Skype have thrown their support behind the EFF and the iPhone jailbreaking community. A new filling with the US Copyright Office seeks an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA) related to iPhone jailbreaking.

The exemption would strip Apple of its ability to charge groups with DMCA violations for circumventing the iPhone's security by modifying Apple's internal iPhone software, as long as they did it under the cover of "enabling interoperability," according to the exemption wording proposed by the EFF.

More information on Apple's quest to make jailbreaking illegal can be found on the Electronic Frontier Foundation Web site.