Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Apple iPhone jailbreak and card counting

Nice juxtaposition of a couple of stories about Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch.

On the one hand someone's built a card counting app for the iPhone which Nevada regulators have warned casinos about. It's not illegal to card count to beat the casino's odds but it is illegal to use an electronic device to do it. On the other hand Apple is saying that jailbreaking the iPhone breaches the DMCA and infringes Apple's copyright. The EFF have some further details on the jailbreaking and has consistently campaigned for a DMCA exception for mobile phone drm lockpicks.