[olug] [ot] not sure on the details

Luke-Jr luke at dashjr.org
Sun Dec 5 20:53:57 UTC 2010

On Thursday, December 02, 2010 06:25:02 pm Benjamin Watson wrote:
> Didn't the Supreme Court  allow us to "jailbreak" our iDevices,
> phones, etc legally?  The fact that by doing so, you void your
> warranty, remains the same (which is totally understandable).

Actually, while companies like to claim that modifying software voids your 
warranty, I don't think this clause is actually legal. I believe there's a law 
on the books that only allows companies to void warranties if they can show 
non-authorized maintenance actually did damage-- they can't void it just 
because you didn't let them do some work on it. If they want to offer 
something warranty-like on the condition that you only use their support, it's 
called a 'support contract'...

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