Sorry for double posting but that one was a bit long:
This is the reply from a fellow forumate:
Jailbreaking to install Cydia or other unofficial program grabbers does not infringe any laws. It is how you use it. Jailbreaking is an act of vertical privilege escalation, it opens up the file system to be accessed by third party applications and yourself.
"Privilege escalation is the act of exploiting a bug or design flaw in a software application to gain access to resources which normally would have been protected from an application or user. The result is that the application performs actions with more privileges than intended by the application developer or system administrator.
Vertical privilege escalation, also known as privilege elevation, where a lower privilege user accesses functions or content reserved for higher privilege users."
If apple cuts off the iDevice users who have jailbroken, they are practically forced to pirate apps.
iPhone tethering doesn't really affect Apple, it affects AT&T. And tethering is now officially allowed: iPhone tethering blessed by AT&T for iPhone 4
Can't say much about pirated apps and emulators. About ten percent of iDevice users have jailbroken and about forty percent have pirated apps. That means only four percent are breaking the law, not including emulators. With emulators and other illegal apps, I'd say around sixty percent of jailbreak users (including the app pirates) have emulators and other law breaking in general apps on their iPod.
Jailbreakers are people who want more custom and/or free options. Just like all the members on this community who have downloaded any game or installed any custom firmware on systems like the Wii, PSP, and DS.
Nobody cares about the Sony Store cause half of the people using the PSP pirate almost every game they get. A few people complained, so PSNLover is now out.
Im starting to rethink buying that ipod touch D:
Reply from the thread starter:
I never said jailbreaking was against the law, but it's against Apple's EULA as of now, they're free to do what they want with that. They're allowed to block them out of their services if they chose to do so.