Library of Congress OKs iPhone Jailbreaking

Kara Reeder

ABC News reports that the Library of Congress has announced that it is lawful to hack or "jailbreak" an iPhone, saying there is "no basis for copyright law to assist Apple in protecting its restrictive business model."


However, as The Los Angeles Times notes, while jailbreaking may now be legal, such a move would still violate product warranties set by many companies. This means that if an iPhone locks down after it has been jailbroken, Apple doesn't have to repair it or provide technical support.

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