EFF Petitions For Jailbreaking Exception From DMCA

Every three years, the office and Library of Congress ask if anyone has any suggestions for revising the DCMA. For those of you who aren’t familiar, DMCA, or the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is a United States law that makes it illegal to produce or disseminate technology that is put in place to control access to copyrighted material. This time around, they are being asked to decriminalize jailbreaking your iPhone.

Currently, under the DMCA, tinkering with your iPhone’s software in was such as jailbreaking is technically against the law. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is petitioning the Library of Congress to allow the jailbreaking of smartphones, which would make it legal and within your rights to tinker with the software inside your iPhone to add applications and do whatever you please with.

You can check out a .PDF of the petition here.

[via Wired]

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