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Apple censors ‘jailbreak’ on iTunes Store

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Thursday, May 17, 2012
News Categories: iTunes

Apple has started to censor out the word “jailbreak” on all listings on the iTunes & App Stores. MacRumors reports that the filtering extends to even song and album titles, including an entire album from Thin Lizzy and two episodes of The Roy Rodgers Show. Apple has long been opposed to jailbreaking, which the company has argued is tantamount to copyright infringement.

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1

This isn’t new for the App Store. I had to change one of my app’s descriptions years ago because it referred to jailbroken phones (and that the app might not work on one).

Posted by Danny Goodman on May 17, 2012 at 10:45 AM (PDT)

2

Apple uk still showing Jailbreak on itunes store maybe just the tossers in the US

Posted by Gildermesh on May 18, 2012 at 1:08 AM (PDT)

3

UK store even sells an App called Jailbreak still. And the Thin Lizzy album.

Posted by Jon Myles on May 20, 2012 at 10:19 AM (PDT)

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