Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Jul 2010 17:48 UTC
Legal So, there I am enjoying a nice Gilmore Girls episode after a long day's work, and Engadget's iPhone application brings the good news: the US Library of Congress has added a DMCA exemption for jailbreaking or rooting mobile phones! This is a major blow to Apple, who actively tried to keep jailbreaking a criminal offence, and a major win for everyone who believes that the phone you buy is actually yours, and not the manufacturer's.
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RE: Big Loss for Apple??
by aesiamun on Mon 26th Jul 2010 18:57 UTC in reply to "Big Loss for Apple??"
aesiamun
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Apple flat out called it illegal. Motorola limits what you can do using the technology, not the law. The LOC only said it wasn't legal, not that it was a right to do. Motorola will still continue locking and encrypting the boot loader and making life generally difficult for 3rd party ROM users on their phones.

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