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Jailtime For Jailbreaking 281

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the well-thats-not-fun dept.
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 @01:18PM (#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 @01:27PM (#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....

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