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Wanna jailbreak your phone? Well, get busy. As of tomorrow it’s a felony

Wanna jailbreak your phone? Well, get busy. As of tomorrow it’s a felony

OK, let’s just file this under stupid bullshit, shall we?

3:25 PM

The Librarian of Congress determined in October of last year that certain actions involving mobile phones were illegal under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The rules were revised to state that while it is legal to jailbreak smartphones, it is illegal to jailbreak tablets and illegal to unlock phones without permission from your wireless provider. A 90-day window was put in place that allowed consumers to purchase a phone and unlock it, however that window closes on January 26th, TechNewsDaily noted. Most carriers lock their phones to prevent them from running on competitors’ networks. Starting next week, U.S. consumers will no longer legally be allowed to unlock their carrier-locked devices without permission, though some smartphones such as Verizon’s iPhone 5 and the Nexus 4 are unlocked to begin with.

 Clearly, nothing more than big telecom trying to protect their revenue. Let’s totally forget the fact that it’s my phone, I paid for it, and I just might wanna take it away from my current provider someday.

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  • skippyxxx

    everyone should start whining as soon as possible, but please make sure never, never do anything about… whining bitches

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  • http://twitter.com/TurinAramaia Turin Aramaia

    Note that there is no immunity if you decide to upgrade to iOS 6.1 , as that upgrade brings your phone out of the legal protection. Jailbreaking an iOS 6.1 is a felony

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