Search Box

Thursday, November 5, 2015

"Jailbreaking" Gets the Green Light

Library of Congress Gives Thumbs Up to Jailbreaking Tablets

Shirley Siluk | October 28, 2015

Jalbreaking legally purchased tablets, hacking your own smart car and circumventing software defenses for security research have all -- under certain circumstances -- gotten the go-ahead from the Library of Congress' Copyright Office. The exemptions to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) were spelled out in an order issued yesterday by acting librarian David Mao.
The decision by the Library of Congress (LoC) to specify legal exemptions to the technological controls established by the DMCA is part of review undertaken by the LoC every 36 months to entertain proposed exemptions to the law. In 2012, for example, the LoC approved jailbreaking for smartphones but not tablets.

Jailbreak your iPhone or iPod Touch - CNET How to. Uploaded August 4, 2010. Source:
<more at; related links: (US government says it's now okay to jailbreak your tablet and smart TV. October 27, 2015) (Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies. [Docket No. 2014-07])>

No comments:

Post a Comment