Congress Takes Up Issue Of “Unlocking” Cell Phones With Four Competing Bills

On Jan. 26, a decree from the Librarian of Congress went into effect, making it illegal for users to change the way their cell phones work. During an once-every-three-years review of digital copyright laws, the librarian ruled that “unlocking” is, indeed, a copyright violation. “Unlocking” permits phone owners to switch between carriers that use the […]

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