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jailbreaking is legal?
jailbreaking is legal? –
i think you are getting it mixed up with ipod touch and iphone. jailbreaking an idevice is legal now, but i think jailbreaking a PS3 is still illegal.
Originally Posted by moeaz05
anyone correct me if i am wrong.
It's all kind of gray area. As I understand the DMCA - it is legal to Jailbreak your device as long as your intention is not to pirate software. Any "hacking" with the intention of defeating copyrighted work is illegal. Based on that - jailbreaking your ps3 would be completely legal up until the point you install and play a game you don't own.
Originally Posted by johnpod1
TRUE!! But think about this!!!
Originally Posted by Sankyou
1st - Who is going to take you to court because you hacked/Jailbroke/Modified your PS3/WII/IPHONE or what ever!!
2nd - When you buy anything and own the machine from a Mass production line (Via Sony, Nintendo.. who ever) They cant say "Well he bought it and owns the machine and he create his own software to install! (THATS NO ILLEGAL!!)
3rd - They only way you can get caught yup is if you are selling ISO/or Pirated games (Games that are not originally created or packaged by a manfuacture, U KNOW LIKE THE BOOTLEGERS ON THE CORNER WITH BullSh@T MOVIES!!)..... AND ALSO!!! If you resell a machine as new! and it has been altered... You can go to jail for re-selling a product that was not original (BUT if its hand 2 hand its As-Is, Only if you have a MOM & POPS game store and your selling altered Machines then u will really go to jail! (they'll take your re-sellers license, your contracts with who ever (Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft.. You can lose it all
I believe no one in the history of Hacking/Jailbreaking/Backing up games has anyone been arrested/Tried or sentenced to jail time for there personal modifications of any type of US patented device!
It NEVER EVER was illegal to Hack Iphones! Att & Apple knew from the jump that they created a product that would be easy to alter and it if the OS was altered properly anyone with phone service could use the APPLE DEVICE (APPLE cared 50% about ATT) THINK ABOUT IT!!!! APPLE is smart! they want everyone to have there products even if it means to KNOWING HAVE GLITCHES
Yeah you bring up some good points. I wasn't saying it's dangerous to jailbreak - simply answering his question that it is "technically" illegal. Really the reason Apple is so intimidated by jailbreaking is they intentionally hold back functionality so the next release can still have hype surrounding it. Obviously Apple and ATT have a vested interest in keeping the phone on ATT because it has been subsidized. Both of these factors are why Apple will do whatever they can to stop jailbreaking. It's all about money and I can't say that I blame them. Without the jailbreak - I would not have bought the iphone 3, 3gs or 4.
Originally Posted by Qcthakidd
Yea man! I wouldnt have bought the iphones nether!!
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