Mike Gerwitz

Free Software Hacker+Activist

Jailbreaking and DCMA—EFF Touts Victory, FSF Warns Of Failure

2012-10-30

While the EFF is pleased to announce that the Copyright Office has renewed DMCA exceptions upholding jailbreaking rights for cellphones, the FSF cautions that this right has not been extended to tablets, game consoles or even PCs with restricted boot.

It should be noted that the EFF also successfully gained protection for the use of short copyrighted clips in remixing,0 and while this is a positive step forward in its own, the implications of the first paragraph should not be ignored.