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Jailbreaking is now legal in the US

Great news for jailbreakers in the United States, the Copyright Office has granted DMCA exemptions for jailbreaking. This means jailbreaking your devices is legal in the US. More after the jump.


What is Jailbreaking?
The Register document says that:

“jailbreaking refers to the process of gaining access to the operating system of a computing device, such as a smartphone or tablet, to install and execute software that could not otherwise be installed or run on that device, or to remove pre-installed software that could not otherwise be uninstalled”

Under the previous document/law it was illegal to jailbreak tablets and other all-purpose mobile computing devices, but for the next three years it means that all smartphones, tablets, all-purpose mobile computing devices and smart TV’s are allowed to be jailbroken.

Cydia’s proprietor, saurik was one of the people behind this change…

If what you need is context on what the DMCA is, why I care, why you should care, and what we did, watch this video. https://t.co/w3LAxTuevd

— Jay Freeman (saurik) (@saurik) October 27, 2015

To more information check out Page 172 in the Register of Copyrights document

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