iPad Jailbreak is Fair Use-News from Copyright Office

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iPad is particularly

marketed             for

consumption of media

such as books and

periodicals,    movies,

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.

Convert multipile format videos to iPad

If you need to import your favorite videos in iPad incompatible

formats to iPad, try iOrgsoft video to iPad converter for Mac.

If you need to convert/rip your DVD video to iPad, iOrgsoft DVD

to iPad converter for Mac will be your ideal helper.

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