New Copyright Office ruling sanctions iPhone jailbreaking - Jul. 26, 2010 The United States Library of Congress has put smartphones on its exception list for copyright infringement. Copyright law states that the intellectual property owner can request the government to hit you with a $2500 fine for "circumvention of technological measures" if you root or jailbreak. This new ruling means that it is 100% legal to root your phone, and additionally it means that neither AT&T nor Apple nor Samsung can try to fine you or press any charges etc for rooting or jailbreaking. You might void your warranty but beyond that, you can perfectly legally tell AT&T to take their censorship and shove it! PS- It's also 100% legal to hack your phone to unlock it from your current carrier!