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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Big Evil Government!
by Wodenhelm on Mon 26th Jul 2010 21:45 UTC
Wodenhelm
Member since:
2010-07-16

See, this is an example of the big evil government getting into our lives, making us less free! Now that the government has stepped in, we're all REQUIRED to be able to jailbreak our phones from the good corporate saviors, who have PROVIDED for us this wonderful new frontier, the closed smart phone platform.

(heh, oh man, I love satire)

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RE: Big Evil Government!
by David on Mon 26th Jul 2010 21:51 in reply to "Big Evil Government!"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

The heartbreak is that the idiots that you're lampooning won't "get" your satire even if you explained it to them for a million years.

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RE: Big Evil Government!
by izomiac on Mon 26th Jul 2010 22:39 in reply to "Big Evil Government!"
izomiac Member since:
2006-07-26

Umm... the "big evil government" made the DMCA in the first place. Now they've reduced its scope. It's unusual for laws to be relaxed and civil liberties expanded, but completely consistent with a deregulatory approach.

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