Jailbreaking Ruled LEGAL by The US Government
The War is over! We are victorious! Freedom has been preserved and those who would imprison and enslave us have been thwarted and put on notice. Yes everyone, it’s true! Jailbreaking is not only legal, but our right! Not only that, but the ruling goes so far as to say clearly we are within our rights to unlock the iDevices we own, to be used on any carrier for whatever means we deem fit for ourselves. As seen here from FOX News:
“WASHINGTON — Owners of the iPhone will be able to legally break electronic locks on their devices in order to download software applications that haven’t been approved by Apple Inc., according to new government rules announced Monday.
The decision to allow the practice commonly known as “jailbreaking” is one of a handful of new exemptions from a 1998 federal law that prohibits people from bypassing technical measures that companies put on their products to prevent unauthorized uses. The Library of Congress, which oversees the Copyright Office, reviews and authorizes exemptions every three years to ensure that the law does not prevent certain non-infringing use of copyright-protected material.
In addition to jailbreaking, other exemptions announced Monday would:
— allow owners of used cell phones to break access controls on their phones in order to switch wireless carriers.
— allow people to break technical protections on video games to investigate or correct security flaws.
— allow 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.
— allow computer owners to bypass the need for external security devices called dongles if the dongle no longer works and cannot be replaced.
– Associated Press”
As you can see above, we have been emancipated and turned loose. From now on Apple cannot claim a jailbroken iDevice has voided its warranty. And if anyone working for Apple says otherwise? Be sure to direct them to this very article. For those of you not in the know as to what “Jailbreak” is, it is when you hack your iDevice by a set of protocols and downloaded apps on to your computer where you hack the iDevice and customize the operating system to allow third party programs to be installed into the product. This allows for items, themes and tweaks to be directly installed without the approval of Apple and their totalitarian mandates of tyranny.
Yep, the war is over, I feel not just good, but fantastic! So what am I going to do now? I’m going to Disney World, what are you going to do now with your new certified and sacrosanct freedom? Because the world is now not only open to us and the Hacker Developers out there, but a world that is now a whole lot brighter.