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: Who cares?
by elektrik on Mon 26th Jul 2010 18:44 UTC in reply to "Who cares? "
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Honestly, who cares? The people that would have done it "illegally" would have done so anyway, and it's unlikely Apple would have ever gone after them.

The people that never would have done it before likely still won't. I don't really see this as a "big blow to Apple".

I personally don't see people saying "wow, I was not going to jailbreak my iPhone because I was afraid Apple would be knocking at my door, but now I can!!"

I've got a rooted Droid that Motorola obviously doesn't like that way, but I've yet to hear anyone knocking at my door.

you're right-this decision *still* hasn't influenced me to buy an iPhone :p

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