Library of Congress adds DMCA exception for jailbreaking

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  1. JacobVengeance

    JacobVengeance Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the ruling is in.
    Here is full story engadget

    Here is the main one that is directed towards us
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    Ha the first picture is Geohots fake jailbreak xD
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    oh well. Atleast now it is no longer a grey area.
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    What do you mean by grey area?
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    Apple used to claim that jailbreaking was illegal because of DMCA, but now they can't.
    There was always confusion on the legal status.
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    And just like that, everything was great with the world

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    Would this change the whole 'restore your phone or they wont fix it' thing, or was that in the terms of service instead of the whole DMCA?
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    They will still cancel Warranty and they will still prevent jailbreaking, so there is not really going to be a change. Just now Apple can't say it is illegal.
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    Nope, they can still void your warranty, because when you buy an iDevice with Warranty you sign a Contract with Apple, under their conditions

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    The warranty thing.
    Think about it. If you sell a product which can be "unlocked" or "jailbroken", how would you handle it?
    Would you tell your customers to stop doing that because you can't offer a warranty anymore or would you hope for the best and just let them do it?

    The thing is, you don't know what can happen to these devices after being "jailbroken", because you never test this stuff. In the end it's not something you support at all.
    So there are two ways to handle this:
    1. Offer no warranty for "jailbroken" devices and focus on things you support.
    2. Offer warranty which means you will have to support "jailbreaking" and think about this process whenever you update or change something. You even have to test stuff for this so it works and doesn't do any harm. You will be spending money on this.

    I think it all comes down to this: People who want Apple (this is just about Apple, but you can insert any other firm here) to "support" "jailbreaking" or "unlocking" want an open device. And I don't want that. Yes I don't want that. I already knew that I'm "locked in" to Apple's stuff. But I enjoy it. I enjoy the App Store and I enjoy everything else. If you don't want it like it is, why did you buy the device anyway?
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    I am happy with my Device unjailbroken, but having it jailbroken is better for me.
    SBSettings helps productivity. It allows me to install applications that Apple doesn't approve of. I test a lot of things and I have never had to restore due to the device stop working, going into recovery, or bricking. Even so I could always restore if it does break. I enjoy the regular features and all, but if you could put some more features on it and make it better, wouldn't you?

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