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Jul 26, 2010 11:01 AM by Melissa Canone

iPhone Owners Will Be Able To Break Locks In Order To Download Apps.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Owners of the iPhone will be able to break
electronic locks on their devices in order to download applications
that have not been approved by Apple. The government is making that
legal under new rules announced Monday.
The decision to allow the practice commonly known as
"jailbreaking" is one of a handful of new exemptions from a
federal law that prohibits the circumvention of technical measures
that control access to copyrighted works. Every three years, the
Library of Congress authorizes such exemptions to ensure that
existing law does not prevent non-infringing use of copyrighted
material.
Another exemption will allow owners of used cell phones to break
access controls on their phones in order to switch wireless
carriers.

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