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Jailbreaking Phones Approved By Copyright Office
2012-10-28 06:54:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The latest set of exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which go into effect today, make it legal to jailbreak smartphones, but not tablet computers, the US Copyright Office has declared. According to Sam Byfordon of The Verge, the Copyright Office agreed to permit the unlocking of phones so that they would work on any wireless carrier, but declined to extend the same protection to devices such as the iPad and...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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