Here’s a win for the consumers, Library of Congress has just allowed jailbreaking iPhones to be “fair” for consumers. This also means that “rooting” Android phones are okay just as well.
I think this is a good move because consumers already paid for the devices, they should be allowed to do whatever they want with it. It’s like I buy a Porsche and swap out the turbo for a bigger one and the Porsche dealer tells me I can’t do that? I don’t think so.
Now, one more thing I would like, make it illegal for any company to block jailbreaking/rooting on purpose, that would be something I’d like to see one day.
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.