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Apple: jailbreaking iPhone is legal but still voids warranty

07/26, 11:20pm

Apple says stance on jailbreaking not changing

Apple tonight made clear its stance on the Library of Congress' decision to legally sanction jailbreaking under the DMCA. The company didn't contest the legality itself but said it would still break the warranty by going beyond what Apple can support. It also stressed that it saw the experience as hurting the experience for some by taking away the speed and reliability they may have expected.

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Library of Congress makes jailbreaking legal for fair use

07/26, 12:25pm

US says jailbreaks, hacks OK when purpose is legal

The Library of Congress today ruled that breaking copy protection is legal on many devices, including phones, for the sake of fair use. The decision specifically allows smartphone owners to jailbreak and root their phones to run legal third-party apps. It similarly greenlights unlocking the phone for use on another network that allows the practice.

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