[kwlug-disc] Jailbreaking Iphone Legal in the U.S.

Ralph Janke txwikinger at ubuntu.com
Tue Jul 27 16:22:13 EDT 2010

On 07/27/2010 03:38 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 3:16 PM, Joe Wennechuk 
> <youcanreachmehere at hotmail.com <mailto:youcanreachmehere at hotmail.com>> 
> wrote:
>     I saw on the news this morning somthing about it being legal now
>     in the U.S. to jailbreak phones; due to a recent court decision.
>     Does this mean anything to us or C-32?
> Saw this the other day. It may get revised.
> http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/07/26/copyright-ruling-regulators.html
> But with the same minister at the helm who created a crisis about the 
> census
> out of nothing, I am not that hopeful.

Well, C-32 has a provision that allows a "Governor" to regulate the 
details. In this way, this "Governor" could rule in the same way as the 
Library of Congress has ruled. Most likely, this will happen, since 
Canada is hanging behind in the implementation of the treaties, and 
quite frankly nobody seems to have the stomach to enforce copyright in 
the same harsh way in courts as it was done in the US in the courts (and 
even there the cases seem to have been taken out of court after the test 
cases have been completed).

Furthermore,  in Canada's parliament there at least was a Private 
Member's Bill-273 (Right to Repair) in 2009 for cars. However, the 
ruling of the Library of Congress may give us another argument to go to 
our MPs and ask C-32 being dropped or changed in a way that it truly 
allows fair use.

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