Laws about Jailbreaking

Discussion in 'iOS Jailbreak & Cydia' started by shavit-h, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. shavit-h

    shavit-h New Member

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    I know that there have been a few posts about the legality of jail breaking, but I am still very confused as to what the actual law is. People who say it's illegal say this because "Apple says so," which is obviously not very good support. People who say it's legal simply say, "If you don't use cracked apps, you paid, it's yours, do what you want," which is common sense but doesn't really prove anything either. Does anyone happen to know the actual laws in the US regarding jail breaking? I know there's some controversy over modifying firmware, but then some people say it's okay for personal use... I was also wondering about Blackra1n in particular. Does anyone know if it's legit?
  2. rob7863

    rob7863 New Member

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    jailbreaking is legal
  3. Sarcasm Siempre

    Sarcasm Siempre New Member

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    Jailbreaking is fully legal. It just violates the EULA and voids your warranty, which is not the same thing as being illegal.

    Some of the things you can do with jailbreaking, however, are illegal.
  4. jmwerkus

    jmwerkus Active Member

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    Apple tried to make it illegal but the FCC told them they had no good reasons
  5. SilentWalker

    SilentWalker Retired Moderator

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    ^This. It breaks a license agreement, but does not break the law. However, breaking this agreement with Apple also breaks any hope of Apple giving you any support whatsoever (i.e. breaks all ties with Apple).
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    codemarshank New Member

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    Jailbreaking is not illlegal, as it does not use Apple's code. It modifies Apple's code, but claims no rights to Apple's code. Therefore, it's perfectly legal

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  7. nitsua93

    nitsua93 Well-Known Member

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    To answer your other question, yes Blackra1n is legit
  8. CharginMiLazor

    CharginMiLazor New Member

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    Well, you bought your ipod. You can do whatever the f*** you wanna do with it.
  9. VoSot

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    Spot on!

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