Apple Begins Shutting Down Sites That Help People Find Apple Products

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It looks like the end of the useful iPhone and iPad availability sites we have been telling you about is just around the corner. One of the most popular tracking sites, Apple-Tracker.com has received a DMCA takedown notice. The issue with the site was of course it pulled data from the web store in an […]

Unlocking Your Smartphone Could Land You A $500,000 Fine And Imprisonment For 5 Years

Last year the Librarian of Congress announced that unlocking your cellular device would become illegal after January 26th, 2013. Well, the day has come and it is now illegal to unlock your smartphone without the permission of your carrier. I am sure you are wondering just what happens if you break the law and unlock […]

Want To Help Make Unlocking iPhones Legal? Sign This Petition

Recently, we told you how unlocking iPhones and other phones was going to become illegal after Saturday. Well, it is now illegal and if you want to help make it permanently legal, you’ll have to sign a petition that has been started at WhiteHouse.gov. Late last year, the Librarian of Congress issued a DMCA notice […]

iPhone Unlocking Could Become Illegal After This Saturday

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Yes, you read that right. Unlocking your carrier-locked iPhone without contacting your carrier could become illegal come this Saturday. Even software unlocks without consent from your carrier would be considered illegal. With an unlocked iPhone, you can use any carrier’s SIM card on your device. This is very useful for travelers or if you want […]

The DMCA Have Concluded That Jailbreaking Smartphones Is Legal, But Jailbreaking Tablets And Unlocking Smartphones Is Not

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The Digital Millennium Copyright was introduced to essentially make it illegal for people to bypass digital rights management schemes. After passing the DMCA in 1998 however, Congress gave the Librarian of Congress the power to grant certain exemptions, which will be in force for three years. Jailbreaking, as well as unlocking smartphones has been on the […]

Illegal Sites Selling Developer Access To iOS And OS X Betas Fall Prey To Apple

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Whenever there’s a new iOS or Mac OS X Beta, certain websites provide them for public use. The thing with an iOS or OS X Beta, however, is that you need to have certain developer privileges with Apple before they can be used. These privileges are gained by opening a developer account with Apple for $99, wherein […]

Apple Takes An Indifferent Stance On Jailbreaking With The 2012 DMCA Jailbreak Exception

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When it was first proposed that Jailbreaking would be an exception to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act‘s anti-circumvention provisions Apple claimed that it was unlawful to Jailbreak the iPhone. They stated that Jailbreaking could lead to copyright infringement and argued the fact that their mobile operating system forbade modifications. Regardless of Apple’s objections to Jailbreaking however, Jailbreaking […]

EFF Staff Attorney Mitch Stoltz Talks About The Legality Of Jailbreaking

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Earlier in January we told you that the EFF were fighting to renew the DMCA exemption that made Jailbreaking mobile devices legal. The EFF are even fighting to make Jailbreaking tablets and consoles legal, by adding new exemptions to the DMCA. Engadget recently had the chance to sit down with the staff attorney of the EFF, […]

Sign This Petition By EFF To Keep Jailbreaking Legal [Jailbreaking Is NOT A Crime]

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Few days ago, we told you about the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) helping in keeping jailbreaking legal. This was in regard to the expiration of the Jailbreaking exemption to the DMCA added on July 2010. Now, it’s high time that users who support jailbreaking and want to continue jailbreaking to take action and send your comments to the Copyright offices […]

Jailbreaking To Become Illegal Once Again! [YOU Need To Take Action]

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July of 2010 was a proud day for the Jailbreaking Community, as the United States government ruled in favour of making Jailbreaking and Unlocking Mobile devices legal (adding an exemption to the DMCA). The only restriction to this new law, put in place to make Jailbreaking legal, was that it could not be carried out for […]