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 jefro on Mon 26th Jul 2010 20:07 UTC
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Since when does a Library have anything to do with the law?

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by fretinator on Mon 26th Jul 2010 20:17 in reply to "Library?"
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Since when does a Library have anything to do with the law?

Haven't you heard the expression, "Book 'em, Danno"?

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by orestes on Mon 26th Jul 2010 20:22 in reply to "Library?"
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They play a pretty major role in determining what constitutes fair use

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by Morgan on Mon 26th Jul 2010 21:43 in reply to "Library?"
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Since when does a Ministry have anything to do with Justice? Different countries call their government units different things.

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by David on Mon 26th Jul 2010 21:49 in reply to "Library?"
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Since when does a library have anything to do with sharing of code located on disk by unrelated programs?

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by Wodenhelm on Mon 26th Jul 2010 22:26 in reply to "RE: Library?"
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by demetrioussharpe on Mon 26th Jul 2010 21:53 in reply to "Library?"
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Seriously, next time, look up what the subject actually is before making a post like this. It only makes you look bad when you post questions like that in an environment such as this.

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by KenJackson on Thu 29th Jul 2010 04:25 in reply to "Library?"
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That's a good point.

Sure, the wikipedia link says the LOC serves "as the base for the United States Copyright Office." But this is essentially a legal decision.

I can't remember hearing of the Library of Congress handing down a legal decision before. It at least stands out as not being ordinary.

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