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unwatchable > Apple Loses Big In DRM Ruling: Jailbreaks Are "Fair Use"

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/07/apple-loses-big-in-drm-ruling-jailbreaks-are-fair-use.ars


[quote]Every three years, the Library of Congress has the thankless task of listening to people complain about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The DMCA forbade most attempts to bypass the digital locks on things like DVDs, music, and computer software, but it also gave the Library the ability to wave its magical copyright wand and make certain DRM cracks legal for three years at a time.

This time, the Library went (comparatively) nuts, allowing widespread bypassing of the CSS encryption on DVDs, declaring iPhone jailbreaking to be "fair use," and letting consumers crack their legally purchased e-books in order to have them read aloud by computers.[/quote]

Good. I paid for my iTouch, I should be free to do what I want with it.
July 26, 2010 | Registered Commenterjoey pesci
Right... I'll just dust off the DVD cloner..., for cloning for a "Documentary" on cloning DVDs.

And while I'm at it, I'll DRM remove some vintage iPlayer downloads (back when they were WMV and you could get at the source files...) as I want to inspect the security of the DRM...

Of course, I could say this to get round it...

So, if I was to get an iPhone 4 and jailbreak it. It could still be returned even if I drop it down the plughole (I have a big plughole in my kitchen as it has a waste disposal unit down there as we're on a septic tank - living in "the hicks", the joys) and it needs a new screen or something... they wouldn't be able to blame the jailbreak. HAH! Up yours Apple!

I'm quite happy with this news at the start of a dull week.
July 26, 2010 | Registered CommenterJamie