iPhone AT&T Contract, Anyone actually read it?

spacerog

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iPhone Contract Is Long and Legally Murky
http://www.wired.com/gadgets/wireless/news/2007/07/iPhone_contract

"I think there's no chance whatsoever that a layperson would understand it and I doubt they could get through it. I think most lawyers wouldn't understand it either,"

Apple's service agreement, for example, largely prohibits customers from reverse-engineering its iPhone software, although reverse engineering, if done appropriately, isn't a crime, legal experts say.

The AT&T agreement also prohibits aggrieved parties from unlocking the phone.

The iPhone agreement also says Apple may monitor users' iPhones "to verify compliance with terms of this license."
 

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The iPhone agreement also says Apple may monitor users' iPhones "to verify compliance with terms of this license."
Big brother is everywhere, isn't he? :eek:
 

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The AT&T agreement also prohibits aggrieved parties from unlocking the phone.
Well, that makes the contract illegal now doesn't it? Every cellphone owner in the US is legally allowed to unlock their phone if they have the capability.
 

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Well, that makes the contract illegal now doesn't it? Every cellphone owner in the US is legally allowed to unlock their phone if they have the capability.
IANAL but the illegality of one part of a contract does not necessarily invalidate the whole contract.

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IANAL but the illegality of one part of a contract does not necessarily invalidate the whole contract.

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Maybe not (I was under the impression that it did but IANAL neither), but it certainly makes that one section null and void.