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It's Now Legal to Jailbreak Smart TV, Smartphone Or Tablet

It's Now Legal to Jailbreak Smart TV, Smartphone Or Tablet

October 28, 2015Khyati Jain
In our previous article, The Hacker News reported that the EFF had won its battle over the limits that were put on a car's copyrighted software, allowing car owners to fiddle with their car's software. EFF has participated in the rulemaking procedure held by the United States copyright office (DMCA) earlier also, and this time they have got a bag full of success. As… ...Library of Congress has not only allowed the consumers to repair and modify their Car’s Software, but also exempted restrictions from: Device unlocking Jailbreaking Ripping videos for remix This simply means that now anybody can: Ripe off video from DVDs or BluRay disks, as well as online streaming services, for remixes. Jailbreak their phones, tablets, and smartwatches and run operating systems and applications from a third party source. Reconfigure video games that are no longer supported by their publisher. "We are pleased that the Librarian of Congress and the Copyright O
You Can Hack Your Own Car — It's Legal Now

You Can Hack Your Own Car — It's Legal Now

October 28, 2015Khyati Jain
Yes, you heard right. You can now hack a car by making necessary modifications – but to the car owned by you, not your neighbors. Last year, President Obama passed a bill called 'Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act,' following which users could unlock their devices – generally those locked under a contract – to use a specific service provider. Also Read:   It's Now Legal to Jailbreak Smart TV, Smartphone Or Tablet . The same year, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a petition with the Librarian of Congress, which has the authority to grant Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) exemptions , for allowing customers and independent mechanics to repair their vehicles on their own by making necessary modifications. Though many automakers were in opposition to this petition, as they believed by doing so the safety measures of vehicles are going to be at a higher risk. EFF got Success! Yesterday, Library of Congress approve
Google Search Algorithm to Demote Piracy Sites In Search Results

Google Search Algorithm to Demote Piracy Sites In Search Results

October 22, 2014Wang Wei
The Search Engine giant is not going to spare the Pirated content providing sites . Google is ready to fulfill its commitment to downgrade the search rankings of ‘ notorious ’ piracy sites globally that often rank above legal and commercial sites. Google and the Copyright holders are, to some extent, enemies for years, but in Google's ongoing anti-piracy efforts, the company will fight copyright infringement and assure rights holders that their contents will be appeared at the top of its search results and that the search made up only a small portion of pirate traffic. DOWNGRADE PIRATED SITES Google is preparing major tweaks to its search engine, which you’ll be able to see this week, to ensure that the ‘notorious’ piracy sites that enable the downloading or streaming of pirated contents are out of search results when people search for music, movies and other copyrighted content. The announcement of the algorithm update came as Google updated “ How Google Fights
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