To my understanding, a distributor of GPLv3 software who
- does not have any right to redistribute software except by becoming a GPLv3 licensee, and
- knowingly distributes GPLv3 software
agrees to Section 3 of the GPLv3 which states:
When you convey a covered work, you waive any legal power to forbid circumvention of technological measures to the extent such circumvention is effected by exercising rights under this License with respect to the covered work, and you disclaim any intention to limit operation or modification of the work as a means of enforcing, against the work's users, your or third parties' legal rights to forbid circumvention of technological measures.
Assuming the the redistributor is aware that they are redistributing GPLv3 software,
Does this imply that a recipient of GPLv3 software is legally allowed to circumvent technological measures placed by the redistributor to the extent that it interferes with the user's rights granted by the license?
If so, assuming that Apple is aware that it is distributing GPLv3 software, would this imply that users of Apple iOS devices who received GPLv3 software from the Apple App Store are legally allowed to circumvent technological measures by Apple (to the extent necessary for them to exercise their rights)?
This is a follow up question for another question about the iOS App Store and the GPL.