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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Not that big of a deal!
by AnythingButVista on Tue 27th Jul 2010 13:55 UTC
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DVD ripping? It's limited to portions, you still aren't allowed to rip the whole thing. Want to rip that DVD movie so you can put it in your smartphone? Still no can do.

Jailbreaking/Rooting? Eveen if Apple/Google/HTC/NameYourManufacturerHere can't sue you for jailbreaking their devices, they are still allow to re-lock their devices or stop providing you support for your jailbroken device.

Phone unlocking? Manufacturers and carriers aren't still required to provide you with the unlocking. You still have to go through (sometimes sleezy) methods to unlock your handset.

So really, how much have things changed?

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