1. You want that $100.00 in your pocket or an Amazon Fire TV don't you? Well here's the deal. With our new updated look we are in desperate need of an updated logo. The 'old' one has certainly served us well, but it's time. Find all the details here: bit.ly/1q0k6Wa
  2. DroidForums.net is currently undergoing a major software upgrade. If you are experiencing any problems logging in please: Contact Us

Jailbreaking/Rooting Exemption to DMCA Soon to Expire; EFF Doesn't Want That

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. dgstorm
    Offline

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    6,767
    Likes Received:
    1,150
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    [​IMG]

    Here is an issue that is near and dear to many hearts in the Android community. Rooting could soon become illegal to do on your smartphone, unless the Electronic Frontier Foundation can help get the word out to stop it. You see, a set of anti-circumvention exemptions was added to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by the US Copyright Office in 2010, that effectively made it legal to jailbreak/root smartphones. But those exemptions were only a temporary measure, and were never made permanent, and now they are soon going to expire.

    The EFF is trying to get the word out so the community can "convince the Copyright Office to renew its exemptions and expand them to a wider range of devices, including tablets and video game consoles." They are calling on devs, programmers and anyone that wants to get involved to contact the Copyright Office directly and voice your opinion on this important issue. The EFF added,

    EFF also works to stop poor legislation like SOPA and PIPA as well. If you would like to get involved, check out the EFF source link below for more info.

    Source: EFF.org
  2. combatmedic870
    Offline

    combatmedic870 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2011
    Messages:
    1,304
    Likes Received:
    47
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Portland OR
    yikes! Im in!DancingNexus
  3. Chizzele
    Offline

    Chizzele Team Sourcery Developer

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,002
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego CA
    Its a shame that paying top dollar for a device and use it as i wish could soon make me a criminal..
  4. 2THEXTRM
    Online

    2THEXTRM Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2011
    Messages:
    523
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Central New York
    Electronic Frontier is an ironic name for an organization that is trying to reduce the freedom of choice for devices we buy with our hard earned money not theirs

    Sent from my VTAB1008 using DroidForums
  5. syndicate0017
    Offline

    syndicate0017 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2011
    Messages:
    2,010
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    48
    What?...they're trying to KEEP our rights. They're defending rooting/jail breaking.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
  6. jerkwad
    Offline

    jerkwad New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2011
    Messages:
    271
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I think you got that backwards ... they are the ones petitioning FOR greater freedom on our devices that we OWN (outright).
  7. tjk629
    Offline

    tjk629 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    3,037
    Likes Received:
    65
    Trophy Points:
    0
    As long as people take responsibility when they root or jailbreak. I don't see what the big deal is.
  8. 2THEXTRM
    Online

    2THEXTRM Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2011
    Messages:
    523
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Central New York
    That's what I get for a quick read while leaving work lol. I digress and stand behind the EFF;)

    Sent from my VTAB1008 using DroidForums
  9. RobKort
    Offline

    RobKort Atrix Rescue Squad Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2011
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    US
    We should really keep an eye on this...

    Sent From Rob's RP-Hybrid Atrix.