[olug] [ot] not sure on the details
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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