Friday, July 30, 2010

Jailbreaking Is Legal

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...made Jailbreaking is legal!

News came today as the US Government announced new exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). One of the most notable and perhaps useless exemptions is the iPhone Jailbreaking grant. It is no longer “illegal” to Jailbreak Apple iDevice according to a U.S. Library of Congress ruling today.

17 comments:

  1. Is it true....oh no!

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  2. I would think changing propriatary software to function in a way other than intended would be covered under international Hacking laws, but since its not they are basicly saying hacking is legal now.

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  3. Actually you can just go to iTunes and hit restore, and your warranty is perfectly valid again.

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  4. The software isn't changed, it's replaced with different software. Modifying hardware that you own by installing whatever software you like shouldn't be illegal in and of itself.

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  5. The above poster is wrong. What they are actually saying is this: Changing the software on a piece of hardware YOU own is now legal, as it should have always been.

    That would be like buying a MAC (or a Dell) and being told that installing linux and uninstalling the native operating system is illegal because it violates the proprietary software. Absurdity.

    This was a great move by the court because it gives a little more power to the people in an area where it was needed.

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  6. Hey guy who said "but since its not they are basicly saying hacking is legal now", that is a silly comparision. I would say jailbreaking an iphone compares more with modifying software on your cars computer to make it run faster. As far as I'm concerned if you purchase something why should you not also be considered the owner of that copy of it.

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  7. fuck these aoftware compaines. they charge too much fuck em up the ass fuck them movie compaines too.

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  8. Fuck 'em! M.S. Carriers-- more like Miscarriers, amirite?

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  9. Yeah, fucking moving companies!

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  10. Ha ha i did not buy the warranty.

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  11. This is good for all who has apple gadgets because they can download apps over the net without paying it.So,its a save of money.

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  12. Lol, I laugh at the dumbass who made this XD. After you restore your iPod it's no longer jailbroken and you cant tell it ever was :P

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  13. Apple blows donkey balls anyway.

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  14. Jailbreaking is legal. Hurrah! Gonna jailbreak my Sony PS3, and my Microsoft Xbox 360 and my Super Nintendo Chalmers. Oh wait, hang on. Only *some* kailbreaking is legal. Ah.

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  15. I don't know about the US or any European countries, but in Canada they made it illegal for such things to void warranties. :) Go CA, and PBay

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  16. I am truly exasperated. Used to LOVE Apple.
    Got an IBad. 1stly, yes, I would have benefitted from some basic instructions, thankyou. It is NOT that intuitive, especially if you haven't used ITunes before, anyway, I find it confusing to use a jukebox to run my filing system.
    Eventually got so fed up not being able to view videos I am going to jailbreak the damned thing. What use is a product so crap you have to hack it almost as soon as you get it out of the box.
    I understand the reasoning of the "proprietary software" argument - yet it runs Quicktime and that is another free proprietary prog.
    No Camera???? what,,,no Camera????? but... no camera?????
    Then if you want to use a camera, you could fit a USB port OR a SD ram card reader, WHY BUY BOTH???
    Why not fit a USB and Camera as standard anyway?
    Reminds me of the original Apple Mac, had no expansion slits. .... *sighs* big let down Steve. You could have done better.

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