Category: privacy

Last month, EFF filed proposals with the Copyright Office seeking DMCA exemptions to cover mobile phone ‘unlocking’ (allowing the phone to be used on any carrier’s network) and ‘jailbreaking’ (allowing the phone to run any software). Carriers like MetroPCS and Pocket Communications have also asked for an unlocking exemption, but the Copyright Office needs to […]

Year-end 2008, Darknet Assumptions = True: “ 2008 was another tough year for proponents of digital rights management (DRM). As we have pointed out in years past, the infamous Darknet assumptions — three big reasons that DRM copy protection will never work, as set forth in 2002 by a team of Microsoft engineers — continue […]

Calling All iPhone Developers: Support EFF's DMCA Exemption for Jailbreaking: “ iPhone application developers have until February 2, 2009 to submit comments to the Copyright Office in support of EFF’s proposal for a DMCA exemption for iPhone owners who want to ‘jailbreak’ their iPhones to gain the freedom to install applications of their choice. If […]