About a year before it was illegal to jailbreak any of the iOS devices and thanks to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) which won the case against US Government back in July 2010. After winning the case the jailbreaking of iOS was made legal by the courts and now EFF strikes again.
Now it is pleading that jailbreaking on all the devices, tablets, smartphones and other devices must be made legal. The foundation is looking forward to remove the restriction of (DMCA) Digital Millennium Copy Right Act.
Well this is something we all want and if EFF win this case again then this must be very delighted. All the devices could be rebooted and much more fun could be done with those devices. Apple voids your warranty on the jailbroken device as it does not support jailbreaking. Nothing to worry though as there are many other procedures by which you can Unjailbreak your device before you go to claim your warranty.
Well in the case if iOS there is a whole iPhoen Dev team to support. Normally we don’t see any of the malfunctions in the device after jailbreaking it and even if you happen to notice a bug, the developers resolve the issue in a very short time. Well obviously if it become legal, the Dev teams for other operating systems will also be formed and the users will be benefitted at the most.
Let’s have a look on what EFF officially said: “We were thrilled that EFF won important exemptions to the DMCA in the last rulemaking,” said EFF Senior Staff Attorney Marcia Hofmann. “But technology has evolved over the last three years, and so it’s important to expand these exemptions to cover the real-world uses of smartphones, tablets, video game consoles, DVDs, and video downloads.”
“The DMCA is supposed to block copyright infringement. But instead it can be misused to threaten creators, innovators, and consumers, discouraging them from making full and fair use of their own property,” said EFF Intellectual Property Director Corynne McSherry.
“Hobbyists and tinkerers who want to modify their phones or video game consoles to run software programs of their choice deserve protection under the law. So do artists and critics who use short excerpts of video content to create new works of commentary and criticism. Copyright law shouldn’t be stifling such uses – it should be encouraging them.”
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