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Old 02-01-2013, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by JimN View Post
I just read that jailbreaking is illegal, now.
I'm getting mixed signals
But, from what I gather...
Jailbreaking iPhone = Legal
Jailbreaking iPad = Illegal

DMCA Gets Dumber: Smartphone JailBreaking Illegal in 2013 Also, You Can't Make Legal Copies of DVDs You Own, Sorry
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n 2006 and 2010, the Librarian of Congress had permitted users to unlock their phones to take them to a new carrier. Now that's coming to an end. While the new rules do contain a provision allowing phone unlocking, it comes with a crippling caveat: the phone must have been "originally acquired from the operator of a wireless telecommunications network or retailer no later than ninety days after the effective date of this exemption." In other words, phones you already have, as well as those purchased between now and next January, can be unlocked. But phones purchased after January 2013 can only be unlocked with the carrier's permission.
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Jailbreaking your phone is legal in the US, but not for other mobile devices
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The United States government has ruled that it’s perfectly legal for you to jailbreak your phone — and by jailbreak, we mean that it’s not going to violate any copyright laws. But don’t think that you’re going to be able to legally hack any of your other devices, because the US Copyright Office says that tablets are excluded from this ruling.
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There's a 69 page PDF file in the link below discussing Jailbreaking and a final ruling..... it pretty much starts talking about Jailbreaking around page 14
https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-insp...2012-26308.pdf
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Copyright Office
37 CFR Part 201
[Docket No. 2011-7]
Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access
Control Technologies
AGENCY: Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
ACTION: Final rule.
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