[kwlug-disc] Jailbreaking Iphone Legal in the U.S.
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>>
> 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.
> But with the same minister at the helm who created a crisis about the
> 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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