If you were watching the news scene regarding Apple jailbreaking, you probably noticed some consternation from people that ran the latest Greenpois0n hack on iOS 4.2.1.
It seems that it's causing a DRM check on e-books, causing the iBooks app to refuse to read purchased, DRM-protected content. While this is being criticized as an attack on the jailbreak community, reports are pointing towards it being a legitimate defense against piracy of copyrighted content.
The big question I initially asked myself was if this was against the law on Apple's part, since jailbreaking has been deemed legal. Can Apple just say they're protecting publisher owned content in a case like this, or will we see a suit claiming that Apple is blocking access to paid content on jailbroken phones?
I'm not a lawyer, but I'm guessing the former in a case like this. It's all well and good to determine that jailbreaking isn't anything criminal, but if you can break DRM and just take said content to any device, I think Apple has a case.
By way of an update, the iPhone Dev-Team has already released an update to their popular PwnageTool that applies a workaround for the DRM check. I guess we'll be able to see first-hand what Apple's intentions are if they respond to this update with patches or fixes.
I can tell you one thing for certain; Apple's not doing a lot of things to make themselves well-liked at the moment. What do you think? Do you have a jailbroken iPhone? What are your thoughts on DRM content inside of a sandbox like iOS as opposed to a device neutral DRM approach like Google or Amazon?