Jailbreaking Granted DMCA Exemption, Now Legal
Those of you who have found the artificial restrictions imposed by device manufacturers, particularly mobile phone vendors, too odious, and are willing to 'jailbreak' them to install the apps that you want, now have legal approval to do so, in the U.S. at least. The Library of Congress in the U.S. has added new exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that makes it legal for users to break copyright protections on a range of devices, from DVDs, to video games to the iPhone, of course.
PC World - The Library of Congress added five new exemptions to its Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Monday, a copyright law that criminalizes attempts to bypass digital copyrights. Originally passed in 1998, the act is revisited every three years, with new exceptions added based on changing technology.
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