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Found some source material that people may find useful to read and get some more insight into this thing.
http://www.copyright.gov/1201/
For all the bad, they put in 'exemptions' to make it seem like they're doing the game/mod/dev community a favor by not deliberately placing them under risk of prosecution for certain things. The homebrew community is given a pass for the most part from the 1st Q&A I read from the EFF. I would say that most likely they're using these 'positives' as buffer to pass all the changes and leaving it as an all or nothing scenario. "Take the bad and the good... or nothing at all and then all these fine people will be left at risk since we didn't specify thse exemptions."

No more enslaved are those who falsely believe... is a perfectly fitting quote. A lot of people will believe they are placated and they've got what they wanted, while in other area's they are totally and utterly screwed.
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And how will they find out if you did it?

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And how will they find out if you did it?

They're find out by creating invasive new guidelines to mandate required access as a prerequisite to make sure you're being good boys and girls. So, basically they investigate you 24/7 to find a reason to investigate you.
It's a brave new world out there.
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post #154 of 192
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They're find out by creating invasive new guidelines to mandate required access as a prerequisite to make sure you're being good boys and girls. So, basically they investigate you 24/7 to find a reason to investigate you.
It's a brave new world out there.


The law didn't say it was illegal to download such software, it only said it's illegal to jailbreak.

post #155 of 192
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DVD ripping: Illegal (mostly)
Ripping a DVD you legally own so you can watch the movie or TV shows on a device that cannot play DVDs, like a tablet or laptop without an optical drive, is illegal. Same goes for CDs. As Michael Weinberg of consumer advocacy group Public Knowledge notes, this rule “flies in the face of reality,” especially given the fact that both the MPAA and RIAA agree that consumers should be allowed to do this.

There are some exceptions to this rule, however: The Register now allows ripping DVDs in order to use “short portions of motion pictures for the purpose of criticism or comment,” as long as the clips are used in noncommercial videos, documentaries, and videos used for teaching purposes in kindergarten through college.

This is ridiculous.

Also the article says:

Jailbreaking Smartphones : Allowed
Jailbreaking "Tablets": Illegal
Unlocking Smartphones : Illegal
Game Console Modding: Illegal

Terrible.
post #156 of 192
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The law didn't say it was illegal to download such software, it only said it's illegal to jailbreak.

A LOT more is mentioned than just that. Review some of the source material and the rest of the associated laws and regulations.
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I love my kindle fire, but I could not stand that wonky app layout so I rooted that device. Getting a bad feeling about all these dumb laws
Rooting and unlocking aren't the same. You can't unlock a Kindle Fire biggrin.gif
post #158 of 192
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This is ridiculous.
Also the article says:
Jailbreaking Smartphones : Allowed
Jailbreaking "Tablets": Illegal
Unlocking Smartphones : Illegal
Game Console Modding: Illegal
Terrible.

I know right, it's my DVD/Smartphone/Tablet/Console and I'll do whatever the hell i want with it.
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Wait, I didn't vote for this law. How did it pass? Oh, thats right the US is now run by dumb ass politicians that have no grasp of technology or reality.
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Wait, I didn't vote for this law. How did it pass? Oh, thats right the US is now run by dumb ass politicians that have no grasp of technology or reality.

You are joking, surely.

The USA, or any country for that matter, has been ran by the corporate elite and country's that aren't are crushed and destroyed.
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