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Rule clarification sought -- EULAs and the breaking thereof
Something I've noticed lately is that threads and posts which inquire about (or endorse) violating the end-user license agreement (EULA) attached to various gadgets has been enforced pretty unevenly. Let me give some specific examples:
Apparently not okay
Jailbreaking your PSP to play homebrew games (per G&T)
Installing OSX on non-Apple hardware (per Stupid Technology)
Apparently okay (or at least I haven't seen mods crack down on it so far)
Jailbreaking your iPhone to run homebrew software (per H/A)
Installing dd-wrt on your router (per Stupid Technology)
All of these things are in the exact same legal gray area (as it's a standing question as to whether or not EULAs are even legal or enforceable), but they seem to be treated differently by the mod team. Would it be possible to get somebody "higher up" to comment on which of these topics are kosher (if any), and why some are held to a different standard (if indeed they are)?
tl;dr: Am I going to get infracted for giving people advice on jailbreakin' their routers or putting dd-wrt on their phones?
wasted pixels on
BTW, I got a message from Obs that equated installing OS X on a PC with car theft, murder and rape. Is he normally like that?