Jailbreaking an iPhone is allowed

Jailbreaking your iPhone or other mobile device will no longer violate federal copyright law, the U.S. Copyright Office ruled Monday.

The decision, part of a process that takes place every three years, said that bypassing a manufacturer’s protection mechanisms to allow “handsets to execute software applications” is permissible. The Copyright Office also allowed bypassing the anticopying technology used in DVDs, but only for “documentary filmmaking,” noncommercial videos, and educational uses–a ruling that stopped short of allowing Americans to legally make a backup copy for their own use, in case the original DVD gets damaged. It also doesn’t apply to making backup copies of video game discs or Blu-ray discs. Now it’s the time to wait and see what will happen in the future also to the Packager for iPhone created by Adobe because this “decision” probably will change something also at Apple and some restrictions can start to be removed.

Here is a good article for those that havn’t seen it from which you can get the point of view of Adobe http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/…Apple-or-the-iPad.html.



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