Apple likes to maintain tight control over what programs can appear on the iPhone—a task that just became a little bit harder, reports the New York Times: The Library of Congress, which has the power to define exceptions to an important copyright law, said on July 26 that it was legal for users to bypass a phone’s controls on what software it will run to get “lawfully obtained” programs to work. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit digital rights group, had asked for that exception to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to allow the so-called “jailbreaking” of iPhones and other...

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Denny Carter

Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i