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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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White House Petition Lobbies to Make Cell Phone Unlocking Legal

Technology Industry News / Apple : MacRumors.com (2 years ago)

As of January 26, it is illegal for U.S. mobile phone users to unlock newly purchased cell phones without express permission from their cell phone carriers. Cell phone unlocking used to be possible as part of an exemption from the D... Read Post

Meet Hyv, A Startup That Can’t Wait For Phone Unlocking To Be Made Legal

Technology : TechCrunch (9 months ago)

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives will vote on legislation on phone unlocking (H.R. 1123). In January 2013, a decision by the Librarian of Congress made it a crime to unlock your phone, with either civil or criminal penalties... Read Post

One Year Later, Unlocking Your Phone Is Still A Crime

Technology : TechCrunch (9 months ago)

A year ago a ruling went into effect by the Librarian of Congress that made it a crime to unlock your cellphone (changing the settings on the phone to be able to be used on a different phone carrier). When that ruling went into effe... Read Post


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