Apple Sues Security Vendor For Alleged Copyright Violations
San Francisco: Taking its legal struggle with iOS virtualisation seller Corellium to a new level, Apple is suing the firm for allegedly trafficking under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in the US.
The new lawsuit filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida comes after the iPhone maker initially sued Corellium for copyright infringement in August, alleging that the company’s virtualisation of iOS was violating Apple’s ownership of this code, The Verge reported Friday.
Expanding the case, Apple’s revised complaint alleges that”Corellium’s company relies entirely on commercialising the illegal replication of their copyrighted operating system and applications that run on Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and other Apple devices”.
“Corellium simply copies everything: the code, the graphic user interface, the icons – it all, in exacting detail.providing its users with the tools to do the same,” it added.
According to the complaint by Apple, the merchandise Corellium offers is a”virtual” version of Apple mobile hardware products, available to anyone with a web browser.
“Especially, Corellium serves up what it touts as a great digital facsimile of a broad range of Apple’s market-leading apparatus frees with fastidious attention to detail not just the way the operating system and software appear visually to bona fide purchasers, but also the underlying computer code.”
In a statement following the filing, Corellium said it is”deeply disappointed by Apple’s persistent demonisation of jailbreaking.”
Jailbreaking an iPhone lets people customise their iOS devices and run apps that are unsupported.
“Apple is using this case as a trial balloon at a new angle to crack down on jailbreaking,” said Corellium CEO Amanda Gorton.