Try our new beta!Click here
250°
Submitted by alifayyazmalik 1109d ago | news

Unlocking Cellphones Becomes Illegal Saturday

Tech News Daily: The clock to unlock a new mobile phone is running out. In October 2012, the Librarian of Congress, who determines exemptions to a strict anti-hacking law called the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), decided that unlocking mobile phones would no longer be allowed. But the librarian provided a 90-day window during which people could still buy a phone and unlock it. That window closes on January 26. (Industry, Phones)

alifayyazmalik  +   1110d ago
is it only for us or all over the world?
Speed-Racer  +   1109d ago
Ask yourself this. Is the world ruled by the DMCA? If yes, then it applies to the rest of the world. If no, it does not.
DivineHand125  +   1109d ago
This is for the people who will buy the phone on the 2 year contract then switch carriers before the contract is up. To make this illegal must mean that migrating to other provides might be a serious threat to their business.
fatstarr  +   1108d ago
this is why people just steal, why should I pay into restrictions for using a product...
2pacalypsenow  +   1105d ago
Because you choose to buy the phone with its restrictions.
LOOK_AT_THIS_I  +   1108d ago
Did they not learn from the last time. Some people just like getting targets put on them. If the govt wants to regulate something how about the charger ports like in other countries. Christ I can't use an iPhone 3G car charger on my iPhone 4S that has the exact same plug now they create another different adapter for the iPhone 5. I'm thinking a visit to the Cydia store is about in order rather than any more trips to the sorry ass iTunes.
kingPoS  +   1108d ago
Yay!! more restrictions... what next banning you from using 3rd party accessories?
Dogswithguns  +   1108d ago
I'll just don't do contract, problems solved.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1108d ago
This only makes it more exciting to do it!!

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

Review: VR Shinecon Headset – Save your money and go with Google Carboard - KnowTechie

1h ago - We put the VR Shinecon headset to test, and unfortunately, we didn’t get the results we were hopi... | Gadgets
40°

Indian officials claim man was killed by a meteorite impact over the weekend

1h ago - Indian officials claim that a man was killed by a meteorite strike on a college campus in the sou... | Hi-tech
Ad

Guess N4G Game of the Year Winners, win a $300 Amazon Gift Card

Now - Also enter for a chance to win a gift card for writing a user blog, writing a user review, or being a top contributor for the month. | Promoted post
40°

Asus Pitches Multiple Benefits of New RP-AC68U Flagship Wireless Repeater

1h ago - Maximum PC: You've probably never seen a wireless repeater quite like the one Asus recently intro... | PC hardware
40°

NextDesk CrossOver Turns Your Tabletop into a Powered Standing Desk

2h ago - Maximum PC: It doesn't matter where you believe humans came from or what your stance is on evolut... | Gadgets
40°

An end to scaling: Intel’s next-generation chips will sacrifice speed to reduce power

4h ago - Faster, cheaper, smaller. For decades, those three words drove innovation in Silicon Valley and a... | Gadgets