New Regulations Make Jailbreaking Legal

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  1. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 The Chicken Master Staff Member

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  2. linkin

    linkin VIP Member

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    Yeah, you can also break DRM for backups. good news :)
     
  3. fastdude

    fastdude New Member

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    Wow. Good news! Apple might want to make their own jailbreaking software, charge a few quid for it:D
     
  4. russb

    russb New Member

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    Can you please explain break DRM.What is DRM and what does it do,thank you.:)
    I read the Foxnews and understood some of it ie:phones but not the rest.
     
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  5. Aastii

    Aastii Global Moderator Staff Member

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    DRM prevents you from copying and/or converting digital media, so any game, piece of sotware, whatever. You can now break that to copy your games, films, software etc to make backups
     
  6. russb

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    But is that not pirating.:)
     
  7. fastdude

    fastdude New Member

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    Not if it's legal it ain't ;)
     
  8. linkin

    linkin VIP Member

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    If it's for personal use/bacukps and not redistributed - it's allowed
     
  9. Aastii

    Aastii Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Not if you aren't selling it.

    If we buy a hard copy of a music CD (rather than a digital copy) we generally upload it to a computer then burn it to a disc to put a copy in the car. We aren't selling it or misusing our right to use it, we just have that copy to prevent the original from getting damaged, lost or stolen. You will now be allowed to do that (not backup programs for a car, obviously, but the equivelant :rolleyes:) with all digital media legally
     
  10. Egon

    Egon New Member

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    I bet apple is steaming about this... But it's very good news!
     
  11. PabloTeK

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    Recent picture from the Orchard/Cupertino/The Apple Oval Office.

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  12. russb

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    So if i had the gear i could copy a game say CoD4 and give a copy to my son,
    how would he be able to play it without a new key.:confused:
     
  13. TFT

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    ..... and where in the article does it say you can break the DRM for backup use? or are you quoting another article.


    No, backup for your own peace of mind, not a copy to give to your son.
     
  14. tlarkin

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    This isn't new and it has always been that way. In 2006 they amended that you were allowed to bypass certain things for personal use only. However, a company or corporation's equipment would be different.

    The problem is that license agreements are often vague and broad and I think the government is trying to make technology developers make their license agreements more specific and they are saying if you pay your money for you, you own it.
     
  15. Aastii

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    He wouldn't, and the terms of use of CoD4 and just about any other game say that the game can only be installed on a single system at any one time, or systems only owned by a single person (the computer your son uses would be your son's computer, not yours, even if you bought it, in this context).

    You could, if you wanted to, make a digital copy of the disc to store on your computer so the disc can't get damaged and so installation is faster, you could burn that image to another disc as a backup or spare copy, you could not, however, give that disc, or that data in any shape or form to any other person, they must buy their own copy (pay for a liscence and rights to use the software).
     
  16. russb

    russb New Member

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    Right now i understand thanks people.:)
     
  17. bkribbs

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    Possible change to forum rules?

    Congress recently passed a ruling stating that it is legal for people to jailbreak their iPhones and iPods. This can be seen here: http://www.ipodtouchfans.com/blog/6814/

    I was wondering if, now that it has been confirmed as legal, we could let this type of discussion be allowed on the forum.

    I just wanted to throw this out there. If not, that is your decision.

    Thanks,

    Bkribbs
     
  18. Cromewell

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    Wait for ian/apj/mep to say something here but I don't think so. Apple will still say jailbreaking violates their ToS but instead of being able to take legal action they can just void your warranty :p

    edit: just found this thread which has more posts so I'm going to merge this one into it.
     
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  19. Danda

    Danda New Member

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    With this legal... I dont suppose someone can help me with my iPod Touch 2G? PM me so I dont spam this thread. Thanks!
     
  20. bomberboysk

    bomberboysk Moderator Staff Member

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    Not seeing anything that says you can break DRM for personal use, i only see uses for professors/film students/etc to embed parts of video clips into projects. Nothing about backups...
     

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