Get Out of Jail Free! Jailbreaking Your iPhone is Legal!

TechCrunch has just reported that the U.S. Copyright Office has handed down new rules regarding the iPhone among other things.  It would seem that it is now legal to jailbreak your iPhone in order to use legally obtained software (i.e. apps that are not provided in the app store) and it is now legal to jailbreak your iPhone in order to put it on a different network (i.e. T-Mobile).  We’ll see how long it takes Apple to work around this.

There are also new rules regarding circumvention of encryption of video games, DVDs, and computer software for very specific reasons.  This is very interesting and I’m sure I’ll be talking more about it as things shake out.

As always, read the new rules for yourself and consult legal counsel where necessary.

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2 responses to “Get Out of Jail Free! Jailbreaking Your iPhone is Legal!

  1. Legal to do but against the companies terms and conditions which are a seperate issue.
    Therefore they could legitimately ban you from their service etc.
    That’s how I can imagine they’ll get round it.

  2. Yes. It’s also legal for them to void your warranty over it.

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