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Apple amends its lawsuit against Corellium

As noted by AppleInsider, Apple has amended a lawsuit it’s filed against a company called Corellium. While the iPhone maker has stopped short of calling a jailbreak illegal, the article says “it is taking the tack that developing an emulator or similar iOS emulation to facilitate a jailbreaking tool’s creation is a copyright infringement.”

In August Apple sued the virtualization company with a  a copyright infringement suit ripping into the developer’s “illegal replication” of “everything” that makes up In the Apple lawsuit, the tech giant says Corellium’s business is based entirely on In the Apple lawsuit, the tech giant says Corellium’s business is based entirely on commercializing the illegal replication of the copyrighted operating system and applications. Apple says the product Corellium offers is a “virtual” version of Apple mobile hardware products that’s accessible to anyone with a web browser.

Specifically, the tech giant says Corellium “serves up what it touts as a perfect digital facsimile of a broad range of Apple’s market-leading devices—recreating with fastidious attention to detail not just the way the operating system and applications appear visually to bona fide purchasers, but also the underlying computer code.” What’s more, it does so without Apple’s permission.

In its lawsuit amendment filing, Apple says: “This is a straightforward case of infringement of highly valuable copyrighted works, along with the trafficking of and profiting from technology that enables such infringement. Corellium’s business is based entirely on commercializing the illegal replication of the copyrighted operating system and applications that run on Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and other Apple devices.”

In response, Corellium CEO Amanda Gorton has published an open letter of concern about what the latest filing could mean. Among other things, she says Apple is trying to eliminate public jailbreaks.

the authorDennis Sellers
Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.

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