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New gov rules allow for jailbreaking

     

Demaestro

5:46 pm on Jul 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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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.


[physorg.com...]

A step in the right direction. It wasn't right that the law protected a company over the rights of it's consumers.

Glad this happened. Maybe Apple will start opening things up a little more now.

jimbeetle

5:57 pm on Jul 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Or maybe not...

The new government rules, however, won't stop Apple from continuing its practice of disabling jailbroken phones with software upgrades

Demaestro

6:44 pm on Jul 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Ya I guess knew Apple wouldn't give up control without a fight.

It is just nice that the consumers have something they can point to when asked "Who said you could do that"

I love that you are now legally allowed to break copy-protection measures on DVDs so you can embed clips for educational purposes, criticism, commentary and noncommercial videos.

Those anti-circumvention laws were draconian.

Sgt_Kickaxe

10:44 pm on Jul 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The new government rules, however, won't stop Apple from continuing its practice of disabling jailbroken phones with software upgrades


Apple can take that monopoly or else attitude and stuff it. Droid does.
 

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