Monday, July 26, 2010
Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 10:31 AM
"It's no longer illegal under the DMCA to jailbreak your iPhone or bypass a DVD's CSS in order to obtain fair use footage for educational purposes or criticism. These are the new rules that were handed down moments ago by the U.S. Copyright Office. This is really big. Like, really big."
I'd have to agree, this is big news. The ramifications have yet to be fully sorted out since this happened today, but the Library of Congress has ruled that "jailbreaking" your iPhone is legal, and that you can also break DVD encryption under certain circumstances. ARS Technica has a pretty thorough break-down of the ruling, but you can also read it directly from the Library of Congress. This is a step in the right direction in my opinion; what are your thoughts?