iPhone Jailbreaking, Unlocking, Rooting, DVD Ripping Now Legal in US: US Federal Law

July 27, 2010

in Gadget,News

According the new government rules in U.S, the iPhone jailbreaking and unlocking, rooting of android phones, DVD ripping for educational purposes  is legal now. The new rules allows iPhone owners to hack iPhone’s OS (referred to as jailbreaking) which in turn allows them to run any application of their choice, even the apps that are not approved by Apple.

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One thing that might be a factor to worry for iPhone owners is that the new government rules won’t stop Apple from disabling jailbroken phones with software upgrades. In simple terms owners of jailbroken, unlocked phones might not be able to get the benefits of software upgrades, and they still run the risk of voiding their warranty.

In addition to jailbreaking, other exemptions announced Monday would allow:
1] Owners of used cell phones to break access controls on their phones in order to switch wireless carriers.
2] People to break technical protections on video games to investigate or correct security flaws.
3] College professors, film students and documentary filmmakers to break copy-protection measures on DVDs so they can embed clips for educational purposes, criticism, commentary and noncommercial videos.
4] Computer owners to bypass the need for external security devices called dongles if the dongle no longer works and cannot be replaced.
5] Blind people to break locks on electronic books so that they can use them with read-aloud software and similar aides.

Ref [WP, Wired]

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lokesh July 27, 2010 at 7:02 pm

great! bottom line is that the iPhone should be more cheaper in India.. 🙂


2 Shahab July 27, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Thats spot on Lokesh, completely agree with you 🙂


3 iphone jailbreak 3.1.3 August 24, 2010 at 6:23 am

I can’t wait until they develop a jailbreak for 4.0.2 just to rub it in Apple’s face. They can’t keep us down.


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