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    Jailbreaking made legal in the US

    "Owners of iPhones and other smartphones are one step closer towards taking complete control of their gadgets, thanks to a new government ruling Monday on the practice of "jailbreaking."

    This weekend has seen a flurry of activity about digital rights, but the biggest news dropped Monday morning, when the FCC announced that it had made the controversial practice of “jailbreaking” your iPhone — or any other cell phone — legal."

    Source: iPhone jailbreaking (and all cell phone unlocking) made legal - Yahoo! News
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    YES! (even though i did it when it WASN'T legal).
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    I didnt think it was illegal, just frowned apon. If it was illegal then i doubt mmi would even exist.

    But hey im all for Steve Jobs taking one in the rear!
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    i like apple... but i hate their way to move...

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    This doesn't mean that Apple has to make it easy to jailbreak. Just that they can't take legal action if you choose to do so.

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    This ain't true.
    Saying it doesn't violate copyright doesn't mean it's legal, when you get your phone, you sign a contract, copyright is not the only thing protecting companies, plenty of laws are behind each phone and when you get the phone (from a carrier, or from an authorized store) you are suppose to respect them, sure this is a step towards the right direction, but it doesn't mean jailbreaking and flashing and all that stuff, is now legal.
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    Contracts can't override a law. Jailbreaking is perfectly legal, it just doesnt have to be supported by carriers/providers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Av3LaR View Post
    This ain't true.
    Saying it doesn't violate copyright doesn't mean it's legal, when you get your phone, you sign a contract, copyright is not the only thing protecting companies, plenty of laws are behind each phone and when you get the phone (from a carrier, or from an authorized store) you are suppose to respect them, sure this is a step towards the right direction, but it doesn't mean jailbreaking and flashing and all that stuff, is now legal.
    Once you pay for something it is yours to do with as you see fit. the contract that is through the service provider is for the plan for the data/minutes that your allowed to use, has nothing to with the manufacturers of the phones.

    Apples attitude towards jailbreaking is a bunch of BS, hence why I chose android
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    Solution Reminder:Make Unlocking Cell Phones Legal.

    February 23rd is the last day for the signing of petition. 22,100 signatures remain for a petition to make cell phone unlocking legal for devices manufacturered after January 26, 2013. Please spend a moment to sign this petition, I really need your help on reaching this goal. After signing, please go ahead and forward this to all your friends and have them sign it. We are very close to reaching this goal.

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...legal/1g9KhZG7

    Please sign this petition
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    I signed a couple days ago. Unfortunately, I have no friends.

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