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Topic # 101096 24-Apr-2012 14:50 Send private message

Is jailbreaking legal in New Zealand like it is in the United States? Is there any information regarding this?

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  Reply # 614358 24-Apr-2012 14:55 Send private message

Yes, it's not illegal anywhere to my knowledge?

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  Reply # 614359 24-Apr-2012 14:56 Send private message

Type this "is jailbreaking legal" into the Geekzone search box and be amazed.



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  Reply # 614362 24-Apr-2012 15:03 Send private message

I did do a search before posting, however upon quick glance I couldn't find anything in relation to New Zealand specifically. 

My university lecturer said it is legal in the US, yes, but is it legal in New Zealand?.. hence I'm question.

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  Reply # 614365 24-Apr-2012 15:20

Why would it be illegal?  You are probably/possibly breaching the terms and conditions that you agree to when you activate the device, thus voiding the warranty... but I fail to think of any specific law that you are breaking or could be possibly charged under (unless you are jailbreaking for the purposes of sideloading cracked applications).

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  Reply # 614640 24-Apr-2012 22:52 Send private message

Put it this way: Nobody ever went to jail for jailbreaking.

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  Reply # 614641 24-Apr-2012 22:54 Send private message

It is legal, you have the right to do what you wish with products you own. You do breach the software warrenties of Apple, but as Jailbreaking doesn't affect the hardware, they cannot screw you out a hardware warrenty




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  Reply # 614649 24-Apr-2012 23:09

No, it is Illegal - It's just like modifying your car or painting your house.

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  Reply # 618149 1-May-2012 23:06 Send private message

Modifying your car almost is illegal. Exhaust has to be factory (yay for factory option Nismo exhaust). Limit to the size of rim/tyre you are aloud. Won't be long before all mods are illegal





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  Reply # 618153 1-May-2012 23:21

merve0o0: Modifying your car almost is illegal. Exhaust has to be factory (yay for factory option Nismo exhaust). Limit to the size of rim/tyre you are aloud. Won't be long before all mods are illegal


Great We will be stuck with the same seat covers, sterios and what will we do about our WOF's? I won't be able to fix my car?

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  Reply # 618157 1-May-2012 23:35 Send private message

Just about all stereos are integrated with the climate control now so can't be changed





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  Reply # 620744 7-May-2012 06:17 Send private message

What is the world coming to when you cant even modify your own car without it being illegal??

I believe jailbreaking isnt illegal thou....

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  Reply # 620783 7-May-2012 09:00 Send private message

khull: Put it this way: Nobody ever went to jail for jailbreaking.


Unless your sony and sue someone for jailbreaking a ps3.




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  Reply # 620790 7-May-2012 09:06 Send private message

taneb1:
khull: Put it this way: Nobody ever went to jail for jailbreaking.


Unless your sony and sue someone for jailbreaking a ps3.


There is a very big difference between a Law and a Contract.

Jailbreaking is not illegal, However it may be a breach of a contract.

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  Reply # 620794 7-May-2012 09:10 Send private message

They can stop you using say online services etc but as the devices are purchased not rented ownership and control is passed to the buyer at the time of sale.




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  Reply # 620976 7-May-2012 13:36 Send private message

They can also come after you for, say, installing modchips designed to allow software piracy. Or jailbreaking for the sole purpose of enabling software piracy.

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