By February 14, 2009

iPhone Jailbreaking proposed to be exempt from Digital Millennium Copyright Act

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Even though it’s officially not illegal to jailbreak your iPhone 2.2.1, etc., it still would make everyone rest easy if it was indeed made legal especially if it would help you retain whatever warranty you have on it. Well, that’s what the Electronic Frontier Foundation is doing right now. They’ve proposed to the Copyright Office that the iPhone be exempt from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s rules on breaking access protection thus making jailbreaking totally prohibited and legal. Of course, you wouldn’t expect Apple to take this one sitting down as they’ve already expressed their counter-arguments for such a proposal. We won’t go into the full details of this, but we will, however, report whatever happens come October where the Copyright Office is expected to make a final ruling. I’m sure this will be of utmost importance especially for hesitant jailbreakers out there.

[PMP Today via engadget]

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