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Jailbreaking For All Devices Should Be Made Legal,

Diggester (2492316) writes | more than 2 years ago

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Diggester writes "Jailbreaking is a way to break off from the limitations imposed by the mobile vendor to download additional applications and themes etc. which aren’t available otherwise. It provides root access to the device by use of custom kernels. It is common with the iDevices and has been rendered legal by the efforts of EEF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) in July 2010.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is now determined to make Jailbreaking legal for all the consumer electric goods. They have asked the US copyright office to declare it legal to jailbreak all the devices like smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles etc. no matter who the vendor is. The aim behind this plead is to change the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) which prohibits such an access to the user."

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A bit offtopic (1)

AdamJS (2466928) | more than 2 years ago | (#38294222)

Here's a link to the sourced article, which is slightly less ad-laden and certainly not as badly laced with ad keywords:
http://www.idownloadblog.com/2011/12/06/eff-asks-to-make-jailbreaking-legal/ [idownloadblog.com]

And the actual EFF article:
https://www.eff.org/press/releases/eff-seeks-widen-exemptions-won-last-dmca-rulemaking [eff.org]

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