Basis is that the purchaser has "title and ownership" of the device. I take note you interject that Title 17 "copyright law" is applicable. I suspect that it will be ruled not to be applicable if Apple attorneys are brazen enough to open the lid on that steaming pile. Owner cannot be "compelled" to do anything with their device under current U.S. law. California, or other states, may have laws covering this. "macrumors.com" should not utilize technical legal phrasing. Especially without a statement revealing it to be their personal "uninformed opinion" and "not based upon published ruling."