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Jailbreaking your phone is legal in the US, but not for other mobile devices

November 28, 2012

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, along with the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative, New Media Rights, Mozilla Corporation, and the Free Software Foundation petitioned the US Copyright Office to grant an exemption to the DMCA and it was ruled that since many smartphones have access control protections, the request to have “lawfully acquired applications interoperable with the handset’s software” was deemed fair and that access controls “adversely affected that function.”

Sunday, October 28, 2012
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