Apple Drops Pursuit of Site With iPhone Hacking Tips
But EFF lawyer Fred von Lohmann claimed victory, saying that Apple had backed off of overreaching legal claims it made in a November takedown notice it sent to BluWiki. Apple's lawyers at O'Melveny & Myers charged that posts on the site, which included reverse engineering of Apple's iTunes software, were a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's anti-circumvention measures.
"Apple's threats were clearly designed to censor pure speech -- there was no software there, there were no tools, there were no hacking devices -- this was just people talking," von Lohmann said. "Apple was well beyond the statute when it made these threats, and apparently they think so now, too."