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Aug 21, 2013
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Feb 6, 2013
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Feb 5, 2013
And how exactly would modifying the equipment you bought (not leased but bought) will your own money would have stand on court?

Specially when there where already legal precedent with car manufacturers. (which where voiding warranties when people where using even oil not approved by them).

Face it, Apple did not go to court, because they knew they would have lost and in the process open themselves to a class action lawsuit.
Feb 5, 2013
scrumpy, most people consider the terms 'illegal' or 'against the law' to refer to offences - actions which call for some sort of punishment.

Contractual breaches don't generally result in a punitive approach - it's a violation of somebody else's contractual rights, and calls for compensation. However, 'efficient' breaches are good, and to be encouraged. They simply don't have the stigma of 'illegality'.

(Not to mention that there are serious questions as to the contractual enforceability of terms of use in many cases.)
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Feb 5, 2013
rxantos - terms of service, once accepted, become part of a legal contract - which you can then be sued on if you break the terms. OK is civil law not criminal / public law - but is still law !
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