27 Jul

Electronic Frontier Foundation – EFF Wins New Legal Protections for Video Artists, Cell Phone Jailbreakers, and Unlockers

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) won three critical exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) anticircumvention provisions today, carving out new legal protections for consumers who modify their cell phones and artists who remix videos — people who, until now, could have been sued for their non-infringing or fair use activities.

via Electronic Frontier Foundation – EFF Wins New Legal Protections for Video Artists, Cell Phone Jailbreakers, and Unlockers. Not only do the new rules include the ability to unlock your cell phone, but also includes the ability to break copy protection on a DVD for either educational or parody purposes.

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