Good news for those with jailbroken phones. FreeYourPhone.org
has launched a petition to have the DMCA amended to allow owners of jailbroken phones to maintain their legal rights as phone owners.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has begun a new campaign to get the public to complain to lawmakers about the limitations of locked mobile phones. The new site, FreeYourPhone.org, encourages citizens to sign a petition going to the US Copyright Office in support of the EFF's recent push for an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which it hopes will offer legal protection to phone users who have jailbroken or unlocked their devices.
The EFF submitted the exemption request back in December as part of the Copyright Office's triennial DMCA exemption reconsideration. In addition to phone jailbreaks and unlocks, the EFF asked for exemptions from the DMCA for YouTube's "remix culture," and university libraries across the country asked for more rights for using DVDs in classroom settings.