It was July 2010, the United States government ruled that Jailbreaking or Unlocking your iOS device is perfectly legal. Also all Android users who have rooted their Android device also do not have to worry about the legality of the act. Apple, which has always been strongly opposing Jailbreaking of their iOS devices had earlier mentioned :
Apple’s goal has always been to insure that our customers have a great experience with their iPhone and we know that jailbreaking can severely degrade the experience. As we’ve said before, the vast majority of customers do not jailbreak their iPhones as this can violate the warranty and can cause the iPhone to become unstable and not work reliably.
So even though you have done nothing legally wrong you can kiss your Apple warranty good-bye once you have made your device free. The initial exemption which is set to expire soon has now lead to a new set arguments that should jailbreaking be kept legal or not. This time another organization named Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has now requested all internet users to voice their opinion on this.
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), now wants enough support to prove that jailbreaking iPhone does not violate any DMCA clause. Also EFF, is also asking to include Tablet devices which were earlier not included in the ruling.
Well known iOS developer, Charlie Miller, has now asked in a recent tweet all its followers
Want to keep jailbreaking your phone legal? Want to make jailbreaking your iPad legal? Help add exceptions to DMCA:
Also there are many developers and hackers who have make their living by creating jailbreak tweaks and apps. There is also a whole and large jailbreak community striving hard to create jailbreak and tweaks. If anytime soon jailbreaking is made illegal than not only will it be disappointing for iDevice users but also it will kill a whole developer community who have created such fantastic apps.
Now without any delay, head sraight to the Electronic Frontier Foundation website and send your comments to the Copyright Office using the links provided. All comments must be received by February 10th at 5PM Eastern Time.
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