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Jailbreaking: Cell Phones are Fine, but Tablets Off-Limits

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.

Krzysztof Swiatek

Kris S. is a second year law student at Fordham. He is originally from New Jersey, but far away from the Jersey Shore. Constantly in a state of confusion over whether that’s a good or bad thing, he’s often found hitting the gym. When he’s not, he’s blogging about it.