"Digital freedom campaigners have welcomed a US ruling that loosens Apple's tight control over what users of its iPhone can do with the device." The Independent on digital copyrights. "In a decision that could ultimately break the monopoly of Apple's own 'App Store' for iPhone games and other applications, the US Copyright Office has given legal protection to people who unlock, or 'jailbreak', their phones. The move grants exemptions to digital copyright laws which campaigners said were being used by smartphone makers such as Apple to unfairly limit fair uses of their products. It applies to all smartphone makers, not just Apple."