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Jailbreaking Is Now Legal Due To New Dmca Exception!


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#1 buttface96

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 05:03 PM

Just saw this on engadget and couldn't believe my eyes! An actual exception to the DMCA that benefits the people and not corporations!

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Computer programs that enable wireless telephone handsets to execute software applications, where circumvention is accomplished for the sole purpose of enabling interoperability of such applications, when they have been lawfully obtained, with computer programs on the telephone handset.



Couldn't this be used as precedence and applied to technology other than cell phones? ie: jtagging your xbox 360 to run xell and legal linux, modchip on xbox 1 to run linux, etc. These have all been gray areas, but does this have a possibility to make it outright legal? Perhaps someone with legal insight can chime in here.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 02:21 AM

Interesting that it was illegal to begin with. My iPhone would be a useless piece of garbage without backgrounder, SBSettings, and custom ringtones

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 04:09 PM

Never knew jailbreaking and rooting were illegal.

You can use other peoples paid for apps on a phone whether its been hacked or not. Don't see any reason why it should of been illegal in the first place.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 05:00 PM

QUOTE(BoNg420 @ Jul 27 2010, 10:09 AM) View Post

Never knew jailbreaking and rooting were illegal.

You can use other peoples paid for apps on a phone whether its been hacked or not. Don't see any reason why it should of been illegal in the first place.



Not quite true, apple only allows apps from the apple store, new winmo 7 will not allow side loading of apps and alot of new android phones do not allow sideloading of apps.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:33 PM

QUOTE(buttface96 @ Jul 26 2010, 09:03 AM) View Post

Couldn't this be used as precedence and applied to technology other than cell phones? ie: jtagging your xbox 360 to run xell and legal linux, modchip on xbox 1 to run linux, etc. These have all been gray areas, but does this have a possibility to make it outright legal? Perhaps someone with legal insight can chime in here.

not sure about jtagging, but modchips have already been ruled in court to be primarily for facilitating piracy, so they are illegal based on that

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 02:11 AM

But JTAG'ing (simply installing freeBOOT or XBR) your console doesn't allow you to play burned games or boot games from the hard drive without a disc.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 02:58 AM

Want to Jailbreak any iPhone?

Using your iPad or iPhone click THIS link in Safari and your all done.

Now wouldn't it be nice if we could mod our consoles this easy? lol




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