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Jailtime For Jailbreaking 281

An anonymous reader writes "Remember how the Librarian of Congress announced that jailbreaking your phone was legal and not a violation of the DMCA? Yeah, well, tell that to Mohamad Majed, who has already spent over a year in jail and has now been pressured into pleading guilty to criminal DMCA violations for jailbreaking phones for use on other carriers."
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Jailtime For Jailbreaking

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 02, 2010 @12:18PM (#34419364)

    Yea, except the case was brought after the exemption, since this is about jailbreaking to port to a different carrier, not jailbreaking to run other software. The latter exemption wasn't until this year, but the former was back in 2006. However, the shitty slashdot summary leaves out a key point, this idiot pleaded guilty, so you can't really blame anyone but him.

  • Jailbreak? (Score:4, Funny)

    by russ1337 (938915) on Thursday December 02, 2010 @12:27PM (#34419536)

    as Steven Colbert would say.....

    Jailbreak.... or...... Freedom Patch?

    Breaking something out of jail is known to be bad... setting something free is much better....

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.