Jailbreaking: Cell Phones are Fine, but Tablets Off-Limits
The U.S. Copyright Office has stated you can go jailbreak your phone, but that tablet of yours is off-limits. The cited reasons include the fact that smartphones have been more widely adopted by society, the definition of a tablet is “ill-defined,” and videogames are more complex and harder to create than smartphone apps. Interestingly, the updated law will go into effect October 28, 2012 and will last 3 years. Sorry folks, you’ll need to wait a bit longer.