Electronic Frontier Foundation Reverses Some DMCA Damage

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) was granted three exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)’s anti-circumvention provisions today.

For the gadget-hungry among us, the most critical of these includes the ruling that jailbreaking (or rooting) your mobile phone to run apps from any source is now no longer a grey area; it’s firmly on the legal side of the fence. Take note though that distribution of the means to jailbreak phones is not covered by the ruling, and Apple fans can rest assured that Apple has plenty of ways to discourage jail-breakers. They (and other phone manufacturers) are not required to stop implementing protection against jailbreaking, they just can’t sue you if you bypass those restrictions.

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