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http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2220251/us-rules-jailbreaking-tablets-is-illegal
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THE UNITED STATES Librarian of Congress has ruled that jailbreaking tablets remains off limits, although jailbreaking smartphones remains legal.

Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble and a number of other high profile electronics makers rely on walled garden policies to generate cash from their respective app stores, all of which are protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Now the Libraran of Congress, which has the authority to grant exceptions to the DMCA has reiterated that jailbreaking smartphones is not illegal.
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Wut.
 
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LOL. I'll stick to my rooted Nexus 7.
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post #4 of 159
Our government is very out of touch.

Isn't the iPad jailbreak method the same as an iPhone since they use the same OS? Good luck enforcing it.
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logic?
     
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My mother always said that if you don't have anything nice to say about someone, don't say anything. Thus, I will say nothing about the Librarian of Congress ... other than we should call for his immediate removal from that position and put someone in his place that has at least 2 brain cells.
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So phones can jailbreak but not tablets.

So what about a Galaxy Note II which is a phablet? wink.gif

They should really stop making laws for things that they don't know about. Another reason why congress needs to be fully changed from the bottom up. The new generation vs the old generation (who absolutely have no idea what they're talking about when they're making laws in regards to tech)
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Originally Posted by Schoat333 View Post

Our government is very out of touch.

QFT. We need people who actually comprehend the tech in question making decisions.

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post #9 of 159
LOL good luck enforcing this. Infact I don't see how they could even find out unless you try to return it jailbroken.
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At least UK tech law is better.

I feel for you, americans.
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