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New US Law Prohibits The Unlocking Of Cell Phones Starting Saturday [Updates]

A controversial new US law goes into effect on Saturday 26 January which prohibits cell phone users from unlocking their devices so they can be used with another carrier. The new law, which is overseen by the Librarian of Congress, is part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and is applicable to all newly purchased mobile phones purchased after January 26. The post New US Law Prohibits The Unlocking Of Cell Phones Starting Saturday [Updates] appeared first on MakeUseOf.
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