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 Evil Government!
by izomiac on Mon 26th Jul 2010 22:39 UTC in reply to "Big Evil Government!"
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Umm... the "big evil government" made the DMCA in the first place. Now they've reduced its scope. It's unusual for laws to be relaxed and civil liberties expanded, but completely consistent with a deregulatory approach.

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