EFF to Copyright Office: let my tablets, consoles, and phones go!

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5 Responses to “EFF to Copyright Office: let my tablets, consoles, and phones go!”

  1. Guest says:

    Given the current climate in Washington regarding intellectual property, it’s hard to imagine this has a snowball’s chance in hell. But I certainly hope they make some headway.

    • Cory Doctorow says:

      I have hope, for two reasons:

      1. The Copyright Office is an administrative, unelected branch, and is less subject to direct influence from moneyed forces (though not immune by any stretch)

      2. The evidence on jailbreaking from the past three years is clear, and expert agencies should be taking evidence into account in these proceedings.

      • pablohoney says:

        One would also like to think that the current CarrierIQ could have some bearing on their decision, after all, if rooting is akin to jailbreaking, then it is the only means of getting rid of rootkit-esque software such as CarrierIQ. 

  2. spaztik says:

    Taking a quick gander at this comment as compared to the comment EFF provided in the last round… it seems like a much stronger factual case has been made for all of these devices. Granted, there is a new Register, so it is anybody’s guess…

    One can hope.

  3. cpm5280 says:

    I donate to only a few, three, really, entities on any kind of ongoing, automatically recurring basis. The EFF is one of them. Freedoms are easiest to remove and deny in a new environment, without established law or custom, and the EFF is the most effective player in this new space.

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