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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by kaiwai on Mon 26th Jul 2010 23:15 UTC
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With the allowing of Jailbreaking does that set a precedence for other devices a well? iPad? recent said mobile phone who said they'll lock down the OS? I wonder whether the scope will be a lot wider than anticipated. Regarding 'demn apps will crash our towas!" as spoken by Steve Jobs, what will they do in response? keep chasing the and locking down the techniques used by jail break? unlock the phone but come up with a more useful way of balancing security and freedom?

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