Food for thought...
Here's some food for thought... did you know that it is still illegal to jailbreak your iPad? The DMCA says anything that circumvents copy protection is illegal. The Library of Congress can issue exceptions to the DMCA... and has done so with regards to wireless PHONES... but NOT tablets or other electronics.
Now, I think it's a fine line, and have no problem with anyone jailbreaking/rooting any device that they own, but these are the facts...
Jailbreaking: The Rumors and The Realities | Mac|Life
- 07-06-2011, 06:11 PM #2
This doesn't matter much, the iPhone was out in 2007 and when was JBing declared legal? This didn't stop people from doing it, and rightly so I have never understood the big deal beyond the companies bottom line which they obviously have an interest in watching.
- 07-07-2011, 11:11 AM #4
If you look at the decision with sony and geohot you can take it a step further. The courts actually ruled that it was ok for geohot to bypass the copy right protection on his own machine. He got in trouble for distributing the code. We are still allowed to do what we want to our own devices as long as we do not distribute the code.
- 07-07-2011, 08:35 PM #5
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- 07-08-2011, 11:10 AM #9
Here is a link about Hotz's settlement SCEA vs. Geohot: Sony wins a not-quite flawless victory -- Engadget
I am looking for the link for the other guy that was targeted and is going to jail. Geohot is the more known of the two. But as you will notice on most of the articles and the one i linked Geohot is banned from distributing the code not cracking the Playstation.
- 07-08-2011, 11:48 AM #10
Also PS3 News: Sony wins court case against hacker 'Geohot' - ComputerAndVideoGames.com
He can't "provide links from any website to any other website", or "engage in acts of circumvention of TPMS in the PS3 System to access, obtain, remove, or traffic in copyrighted works," according to PSX-Scene, via Joystiq.
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- 07-08-2011, 01:44 PM #11
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- 07-10-2011, 11:37 AM #14
I have no doubt that when they convene again to discuss the exemptions, what goes for cell phones will also, more than likely, include tablets, as well.