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Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by tehpriest, Aug 22, 2010.
Motorola clamps down on Droid X's leaked Android 2.2 upgrade with cease and desist scare -- Engadget
When will they realize you cant stop the internets? Once its leaked, forget cease & desist orders.
Yep, the only thing they're accomplishing is making themselves look like dbags.
They could possibly eFuse phones they detect have the unofficial 2.2.........
If they did that, they would be under a lawsuit based on the new law that was passed by congress about jailbreak.
Which law was it again that says they cannot protect their IP?
That's like Paris Hilton saying oh wait maybe I don't want people seeing me do bad stuff in night vision. Just can't do it.
U.S. Declares iPhone Jailbreaking Legal, Over Apple?s Objections | Threat Level | Wired.com
Guessing this would be that court decision he talking about
Yup Yup!! Also, remember, Android software is open source. I dunno what grounds Motorola has in sending a C&D letter, but if I was a webmaster, I wouldn't wanna have to spend money to goto court to find out.
All that says is Apple (or any phone maker) cannot stop people from hacking their devices. It says nothing about them not being able to stop people from running "leaked" operating systems. Also, it isn't exactly a passed law... it's more of a "you can't hide behind copyright protections to stop people" sort of thing.
The distribution of the "leaked" update is basically IP theft. It has nothing to do with hacking your phone to do something it otherwise couldn't do, like an iPhone... which is basically crippled to the point of only being able to do what Apple wants it to do out of the box.
Personally, I hate copyright... but while the laws are in place, they have not only the right to send a cease and desist, but they are backed by the US government while doing so.
Copyright laws suck and need to be totally revamped.
Yeah, it is open sourced. But... even open source has a license.
All I can say is that if someone wanted to brick all phones with this update, they would have a class action lawsuit with thousands of members and these thousands of members would be very unhappy customers which all in all would cost money and make for not very good business. With this law that has been passed, it puts this whole thing in a grey area and would a company be willing to loose hundreds of thousands or even millions on this action? I would think not.