Jailbreaking Officially Legalized in the United States



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I didn't realize the Library of Congress had that kind of power. Maybe Psystar should have talked to them about legalizing Mac clones; that basically amounts to a copyright issue as well I think.



The AP article says:

The decision to allow the practice commonly known as "jailbreaking" is one of a handful of new exemptions from a 1998 federal law that prohibits people from bypassing technical measures that companies put on their products to prevent unauthorized use of copyright-protected material. The Library of Congress, which oversees the Copyright Office, reviews and authorizes exemptions every three years to ensure that the law does not prevent certain non-infringing uses of copyright-protected works.

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