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Government Backs ‘Jailbreaking’ Of iPhones : NPR

July 27

Ha, I did this when it was illegal, and unbroke it when it became legal.  I’m a rebel!

Owners of the iPhone will be able to legally break electronic locks on their devices in order to download software applications that haven’t been approved by Apple Inc., according to new government rules announced Monday.

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 uses. 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 use of copyright-protected material.

via Government Backs ‘Jailbreaking’ Of iPhones : NPR.

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