Along with the nevermentioned purpose of jailbreaking . . . sharing paid apps.
Sharing paid apps is not the purpose of jailbreaking.
The purpose of jail breaking is to gain access to the file system (Just like you have on your computer).
There are different reasons for wanting access to the file system.. The number 1 reason that people jailbreak their iPhone is for the purpose of installing Cydia.
Cydia is an alternative app store that legally sales apps that apple will not not sale in their own app store... why is this so hard to understand?
There are people who pirate software on apple devices.. they are the same people who pirate software on mac and pc...... So why do you choose to single out jail breaking devices?
So let me ask. Do you think it would be good for Microsoft and Apple to take away your ability to acsess the file system on your computer? wouldn't it be better if all software developers had to sale their software in the microsoft or apple app stores and pay them 30%.... with no other alternative? I mean the main reson that people want access to their file system is so they can pirate software right??
Wrong.. that is ridiculous... and that is why jail breaking was ruled as being legal.
If you have a problem with software piracy (which I would fully agree with you on) then why don't you go after the software pirates... they are the problem, not people who jailbreak their phones.
I know a lot of people who have jailbroken phones and none of them have pirated software. its wrong to label jailbreakers. I jailbreak my iPhone and I'm proud of it... my iPhone can do a lot of cool things that non jailbroken iPhones can't do.
While we are at it why don't we blame people who leave their cars unlocked for car robberies... no need to blame the robbers... leaving your car unlocked is the problem... right?