Jailbreaking Is No Longer Illegal


The U.S. Copyright Office has ruled today that it’s now (mostly) legal to “jailbreak” your phone, freeing iPhone users to download all the non-Apple-approved applications, software, DVDs, and e-books that they want and, technically, switch carriers. That doesn’t mean Apple’s about to hook you up with free, fun games from the Internet and encourage you to ditch AT&T, but it does mean that you can’t be arrested or sued for doing those things, which is comforting, though Apple has never legally pursued such things anyway. [AP via NYT, Runnin’ Scared/VV]