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New law changes regarding locked devices....

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jay2thab, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. jay2thab

    jay2thab Active Member
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    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TEC_DIGITAL_COPYRIGHT?SITE=SCGRE&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

    Not specific to our evos but more towards general locked devices...I guess evo could be included but the article mentions the law changes as it would apply to the iphone's. Either way still a interesting read.
     

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  2. Connectz

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    WOW, that is HUGE for iPhone owners!
     
  3. wodin

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    The text of the rule changes are here. It says:

    "wireless telephone handsets" doesn't mean just iPhones!
     
  4. New Jersey

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    cliffs notes?
     
  5. JoshUng

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    From what I gathered from other sites, jailbreaking/rooting isn't illegal (like Apple wanted it to be). However, to my knowlege, it doesn't prevent manufacturers from making it hard to root, or for them to disable modded devices from software updates, so you can jailbreak your iPhone, but if you download an update that disables your phone, you're out of luck.

    I think the big deal really (though not as publicized) was allowing the breaking of DRM of DVDs for fair use, such as educational slides, or commentary.
     
  6. Traceamount

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