Do you like the fact that rooting/jailbreaking is legal? then listen up!

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  1. pc747

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    The law that allows us to root/jailbreak our devices with out any legal action is now about to expire. Personally I root because I am tired or oems forcing us ti have unremovable bloatware and not supporting their devices. Yes some oems are better than other with providing updates but we have seen them release devices and refuse to provide updates. Thanks to rooting/jailbreaking users have the freedom to do what ever they want with their devices with out penalty of law. Yes we may void our warranty but that is far better than being treated like a criminal. Yes some people use rooting/jailbreaking for malicious reasons but the majority of us including iphone users just want to modify our devices. So whether you own an android or an iphone if you love to root/jailbreak then we need to act to ensure we preserve our rights to do so. So spread the news to all android users and iphone users alike speak up and be heard.

    Thanks to android central for the article, please see this site for more info.

    https://www.eff.org/pages/jailbreaking-not-crime-tell-copyright-office-free-your-devices
     
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    Thanks for posting this pc.

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  3. pc747

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    Spread the word to other android forums.
     
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    Another way for the government to try and control us.

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    Thanks for posting this pc!!
     
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    Done! Thanks for the links PC.
     
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    Signed.

    If they want to fix a problem on the internet or technology in general. Go after these damn websites hosting malware and viruses.

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    Legal or not it doesn't really stop anything. Downloading movies and music is illegal yet people still do it 100 times a day. Drugs are illegal and yet people still go out of their way to get them and use them. While I will put my hand up in saying keep it legal it doesn't entirely matter because it's not worth the time or money to enforce it and punish people for doing what they're going to do anyway.
     
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    maybe, but dont forget what they did at first to people that downloaded music and movies...they actually went after arrests and all that, not to mention that they went after every site you could download free music from (like limewire), just imagine if they try to do that to people that root or jailbreak? yes it might not eliminate rooting but it could certainly hurt it
     
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    Petition signed; now I am preparing comments to submit to the US Copyright Office.

    Thanks for posting this pc.
     
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    Also, from what I understand of it, it will be a felony to root/jailbreak. Can you believe that? It will be a felony to do what I want with MY device that I paid $700 for. Really? How is it different than a computer? We can load whatever os we want on it, right? Linux, Ubunto, no problem. But not our phone. What's the difference? We paid for both, own them. Can I tell you what you can do with your car? No, you can't put another engine in it. You have to leave the original in it. No upgrades or improvements. Can someone help me understand what I'm missing?

    Edit: Sorry had to rant a bit first. Signed!

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    Yes I signed and commented and I am working on writing they copyright office as well. Ill share what I wrote once its finished.
     
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    Still its about the idea...the principal. You're being taken another freedom.

    They're making so many rules for everything and so many things illegal its dumb.

    This government criticises other governments of not giving people rights. But they take away your rights here, about small things like this
     
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    Kind of how they want to tell every other country to turn into a democracy while we are quickly moving away from it and heading towards some kind of corporate run dictatorship. What happened to 'the land of the free'?

    What it boils down to, imo, is we aren't renting our phones from them like a car. I can understand not messing with something that you rent, but I OWN my phone. They don't.

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