Jailbreaking and rooting now legal

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  1. murkurie
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    murkurie GBAtemp Fan

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    From Engadget

    and DVD ripping is legal too now
     


  2. The Pi

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    Doesn't change much. [​IMG]
     
  3. Gh0sti

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    i thought it was always legal to jailbreak/root? anyways win for us
     
  4. murkurie
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    murkurie GBAtemp Fan

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    Well, now it's law that it's legal. maybe it means they can't deny our warranty with a hacked device?

    in the end it's good for us
     
  5. Santee

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    So does this mean they will stop trying to block jailbreaking?
     
  6. Jamstruth

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    Nope, Apple still don't want you to be able to use your device how you want to. ONLY AS STEVE JOBS SAYS SO!!! Firmware updates will still happen and block jailbreaks its just that they can't sue us for jailbreaking or sue the guys who made the jailbreak tool
     
  7. murkurie
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    murkurie GBAtemp Fan

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    Here is a more complete list

    * Allow owners of used cell phones to break access controls on their phones in order to switch wireless carriers.
    * Allow people to break technical protections on video games to investigate or correct security flaws.
    * Allow college professors, film students and documentary filmmakers to break copy-protection measures on DVDs so they can embed clips for educational purposes, criticism, commentary and noncommercial videos.
    * Allow computer owners to bypass the need for external security devices called dongles if the dongle no longer works and cannot be replaced.
     
  8. Santee

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    Thats great considering that he always loses that battle.
     
  9. Rayder

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    If true, then good. I'm sick of companies selling you stuff and then telling you what you can and can't do with what you overpaid for. If I bought it, I'm going to do whatever the hell I want with it.

    No one likes being told no.
     
  10. gameboy13

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    I'm liking this. [​IMG]

    I probably would still modify things anyway if it was ever illegal.
     
  11. Inunah

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    So this means modding video game systems is legal too, now? That's TECHNICALLY doing the same as Jailbreaking/Rooting.
     
  12. geoflcl

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    That's alright. I'm glad this is clarified. Now, the cat-and-mouse game we're constantly playing with Apple, Nintendo, and other companies, is officially lawful.

    Though I doubt the companies will ever let their guard down...
     
  13. Dter ic

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    [​IMG] hooray [​IMG]
    does that mean i don't have to unjailbreak when i send it for support?
     
  14. KingVamp

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    No , but they probably will learn more about the jailbreak and do future counters and unjailbreak your themselves [​IMG]
     
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    "um, thanks for the offer, but i think i'll unjailbreak it myself"
    just so they don't put some sneaky AJB(Anti-JailBreak) on my touch
     
  16. Forstride

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    When I saw it, I was like "Toke Jopic?"

    But either way, it doesn't matter to me, since I would still do it (And I did) if it was illegal.
     
  17. chrisrlink

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    i wonder if this'll spread to the PSP scene and Wii scene?
     
  18. SifJar

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    What does that mean, in non-legal mumbo jumbo? e.g. what's a practical example of this?

    EDIT: I read about a little, and to my understanding, basically what it means is, if a PC program requires a special piece of connected hardware to run, you may legally bypass this necessity if your piece of hardware is broken, and un-replaceable. i.e. you can then run the software WITHOUT the "dongle".
     
  19. Maz7006

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    yay ?

    ... [​IMG]
     
  20. supersonic5000

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    Yay Apple finally loses. [​IMG]