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Jailbreaking is Not a Crime, Sign the Petition Today! Jailbreaking is Not a Crime, Sign the Petition Today!(0)

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has started a petition at jailbreakingisnotacrime.org to ensure jailbreaking is kept legal.

Back in July of 2010 the Copyright Office added an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) which made jailbreaking your smartphone legal. The exemption is set to expire after three years and the EFF is trying to make sure that doesn’t happen.

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Donate to Legal Fund Help Geohot Fight Sony Donate to Legal Fund Help Geohot Fight Sony(0)

Geohot has set up a new blog and is asking for help in his legal battle with Sony.

Media, I need your help. This is the first time I have ever asked. Please, if you support this cause, help me out and spread the word.

I want, by the time this goes to trial, to have Sony facing some of the hardest hitting lawyers in the business.

Together, we can help fix the system

Sony is suing Geohot and fail0verflow for jailbreaking the PS3 console. This is a case that could have huge ramifications for consumer rights. The EFF says, “Sony’s core arguments — that it can silence speech that reveals security flaws using the DMCA and that the mere fact of a terms of use somewhere gives a company permanent and total control over what you do with a device under pain of criminal punishment — are both sweeping and Read More

Apple Asks Feds to Crack Down on Jailbreaking Apple Asks Feds to Crack Down on Jailbreaking(0)

Apple Asks Federal Government to Crack Down on Jailbreaking
Sunday, 16th January 2011, 12:01 pm Portuguese (Brazil)
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NBC is reporting that Apple has asked the federal government to help crack down on hackers “jailbreaking” the iPhone.

“Current jailbreak technologies now in widespread use utilize unauthorized modifications to the copyrighted bootloader and operating system, resulting in the infringement of the copyrights in those programs,” Read More

Government Declares iPhone Jailbreaking and Unlocking Legal Government Declares iPhone Jailbreaking and Unlocking Legal(1)

The Library of Congress has deemed that jailbreaking your iPhone in order to install applications not approved by Apple and/or to unlock is legal under new rules announced today.

According to the Associated Press, the decision to allow the practice commonly known as “jailbreaking” is one of a handful of new exemptions from a federal law that prohibits the circumvention of technical measures that control access to copyrighted works. Every three years, the Library of Congress authorizes such exemptions to ensure that existing law does not prevent non-infringing use of copyrighted material. Another exemption will allow owners of used cell phones to break access controls on their phones in order to switch wireless carriers.
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