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Submission + - Jailbreaking cell phones does not break the DMCA (

Monkey-Man2000 writes: After the EFF petitioned the Library of Congress' Copyright Office to investigate whether jailbreaking phones (particularly iPhones) violated the DMCA, it has ruled that jailbreaking is "innocuous at worst and beneficial at best," as indicated here. Apple has responded that jailbreaking still can violate your warranty, that you are more prone to malware after jailbreaking, that they may refuse service of your iPhone, and it can void the EULA. Perhaps also of interest, the Copyright Office ruled that remixing videos from DVDs does not violate the DMCA and is fair use. The full decision also includes an updated list of fair use provisions that do not violate the DMCA.

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