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[liberationtech] Let's make rooting phones a crime

Dan Auerbach dan at
Wed Feb 20 15:41:07 PST 2013

A quick point of clarification: rooting/jailbreaking your phone is
indeed legal thanks to a DMCA exemption that was recently won. Unlocking
your phone is a different matter. This blog post lays it out:


On 02/20/2013 03:30 PM, Cooper Quintin wrote:
> Forward from the guardian project listserve:
> ------------------------------------------------------
> Oh wait, it already is! Thanks to new DMCA regulations.
> If we get 100,000 petitions on the White House petition site, Obama has
> to make a statement about this issue. The good news is that *there are
> already 88,457 signatures*! The bad news is that *there are only a few
> days left *to reach the goal.
> YOU can take a stand against making rooting phones a crime. Register and
> sign the petition here - I mean, you want to be
> more like *Vint Cerf* and *JP Barlow*, right? Well they're on board
> <>.
> For more details, check out this article in the Atlantic
> <>
> At Guardian Project we seek to ensure that everyone is as secure and
> private as they want to be when using their phones. Attempts at
> installing cops in our phones are a disservice to human rights the world
> over. Thanks for listening and doing your part.
> In solidarity,-
> Mark
> P.S. You're at the bottom and haven't signed yet? Click here to get to
> 100,000 <>!
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Dan Auerbach
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Electronic Frontier Foundation
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