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 Praxis on Mon 26th Jul 2010 18:54 UTC in reply to "Who cares? "
Praxis
Member since:
2009-09-17

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.


Apple has gone after them though, http://www.techspot.com/news/33855-apple-wants-to-squelch-rogue-iph... and I remember another one where the target was a wiki or something with jailbreak instructions.

This moves the jailbreak community from a legal grey area where they have to keep a low profile to avoid apples wrath, to a legal community that can operate without risk and even lets people try to make money off products around the jailbreak ecosystem (though I doubt we would ever be talking about a lot of money here).

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RE[2]: Who cares?
by polaris20 on Tue 27th Jul 2010 12:18 in reply to "RE: Who cares? "
polaris20 Member since:
2005-07-06

Excellent point; I didn't think about it from the standpoint of those that were sharing the information. I stand corrected. ;)

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