iPad Jailbreak is Fair Use-News from Copyright Office
iPad is particularly
consumption of media
such as books and
music, and games, and
for general web and
e-mail access; with a
9.7-inch (25 cm) LED
backlit multi-touch display and a pixel resolution of 1024×768
which make it perfect for watching HD movies, TV shows, podcasts,
music videos, and more. Then, why so many people thinking about
jailbreaking iPad at the risk of screwing it. Well, let’s see:
Features not Allowed by iPad but Enabled through iPad
1. Without jailbreaking iPad, you can’t access OS files that are
helpful to trouble shoot the problems. This is true even if you can
easily access the comparable files in Mac OS X. More generally,
there is no Finder-like app to access the iPad’s contents. Although
less critical to the average user, there is similarly no Terminal app.
2. Without jailbreaking iPad, bluetooth can’t be used except for
headsets and peer-to-peer games. Most notable thing is, even though
file transfer is a well-supported option in Mac OS X for other mobile
phones, bluetooth can’t be used on iPad.
3. Without jailbreaking iPad, you can’t attach iPad as an external
drive on your Mac, either through USB or through wireless
connection, while it is possible to attach an iPod nano or classic.
4. Without jailbreaking iPad, you are unable to have applications
that try to add any characteristic that Apple has intentionally
removed from the OS, such as folders on the Home screen or
Copyright Office: iPad Jailbreak is Fair Use
Jailbreaking the iPad might void your Apple warranty and even
your terms of service from AT&T, but there is no need to worry now.
The US government has just ruled the practice legal under the
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The exemption applies
for three years until the next rulemaking review, bringing the
practices of independent software developers into the mainstream.
Though Apple had been arguing that jailbreaking iPad is illegal
under the DMCA, as copyright protections can be circumvented
when an iPad is running unofficial modifications to its operating
system or unsanctioned software applications, the US Copyright
Office did not believe that the only reason for most consumers to
jailbreak iPad is to pirate software and violate copyright law.
The ruling explains, "When one jailbreaks a smartphone in order to
make the operating system on that phone interoperable with an
independently created application that has not been approved by the
maker of the smartphone or the maker of its operating system, the
modifications that are made purely for the purpose of such
interoperability are fair uses." That’s to say, when you buy the
device, you have the right to run whatever software you like, no
matter who developed the program.
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