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Random BedHead Ed
Random BedHead Ed writes "When BlueWiki posted documents about reverse engineering the iTunesDB format used on iPods late last year, Apple demanded that the content be removed, citing the DMCA's prohibition on circumventing copy protection. BlueWiki removed the content, but yesterday they filed suit against Apple seeking a declaratory judgment that the discussions did not violate the DMCA. ZDNet quotes EFF's Fred von Lohmann, who says that this is an issue of censorship. "Wikis and other community sites are home to many vibrant discussions among hobbyists and tinkerers. It's legal to engage in reverse engineering in order to create a competing product, it's legal to talk about reverse engineering, and it's legal for a public wiki to host those discussions." More info on the EFF's website."
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Apple sues Wiki, Wiki sues back

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  • As catchy as the title is, Apple did not sue BlueWiki. I noticed this error the moment I hit submit. It should say something less catchy like "Apple threatens wiki with DMCA, Wiki sues back."

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