The iPhone can teach its users how to perform CPR, show them how to mix a White Russian and allow them to identify any song playing on the radio...

Jailbreaking your own iPhone does not infringe on any copyright, and the tools that help iPhone owners modify their devices do not distribute anything that belongs to Apple, said Fred von Lohmann, a senior staff lawyer with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit group that advocates more openness on the Internet. “In our view, consumers are allowed to adapt software for their own personal use,” he said.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
New York Times