According to NBC, Apple has filed a request to the Federal Government to stop “hackers” from jailbreaking the iPhone.

Even though jailbreaking and unlocking the iPhone had been officially made legal by the government back in July of 2010, Apple has still made an effort to halt jailbreaking. NBC reports Apple has told the U.S Copyrights Office the following:

Current jailbreaking technologies now in widespread use utilize unauthorized modifications to the copyrighted bootloader and operating system, resulting in the infringement of the copyrights in those programs.

It’s kind of ironic this move comes right after Sony filed a lawsuit against George Hotz (Geohot), infamous iPhone and PS3 hacker for jailbreaking the PlayStation 3.

Will Apple follow Sony and file lawsuits against iPhone hackers? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

[Mac Daily News]