United States Working Towards Making Unlocking Legal Once Again

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Unlocking your smartphone was perfectly legal in the United States until January of this year, when an exemption in the Digital Millenium Copyright Act expired and it was decided that the process would become illegal. Of course this caused a big uproar and resulted in one petition getting over 100,000 signatures which required the White House […]

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 […]

US Courts Say Jailbreaking and Unlocking are Legal

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I know you’re probably saying, “What? Jailbreaking was illegal?”. Well, no it wasn’t really illegal. The actual act of opening your device to allow you to install what ever you want on it certainly not illegal, but will void your warranty. With over 6 million people jailbreaking their iDevices, it would seem the voiding the […]