Is jailbreaking legal?
The answer really all depends on who you ask.
For us, it is.
For Apple, well, I guess you probably already know what the answer is. It’s a big flat no.
For the US government, it is.
For the Philippine government, we don’t know, and I’m pretty sure they hardly even care whether it’s legal or not.
But that might all change soon if the ruling on jailbreaking being legal isn’t renewed.
Just to recap, it was back in 2010 when the US government ruled in favor of the Electronic Frontier Foundations’ (EFF) petition to exempt the iPhone from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). This effectively made jailbreaking legal. However, that ruling isn’t permanent, and is subject for review.
If it isn’t proven that the exemption is worth renewing, then the iPhone will be removed from the exemption list, making jailbreaking illegal again.
So, in an effort to keep this from happening, the EFF is now asking you jailbreak aficionados out there to make your presence be felt and to send in your petitions to renew the exemption for the iPhone… and to include the iPad and other tablets too while we’re at it.
Care to join the fight to make jailbreaking legal?
Then head on over here to know more on how you can make a difference right here, right now.
You have up until February 10 to let your voice be heard.
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