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Submitted by alifayyazmalik 665d 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  +   666d ago
is it only for us or all over the world?
Speed-Racer  +   665d 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  +   665d 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  +   665d ago
this is why people just steal, why should I pay into restrictions for using a product...
2pacalypsenow  +   661d ago
Because you choose to buy the phone with its restrictions.
LOOK_AT_THIS_I  +   665d 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  +   664d ago
Yay!! more restrictions... what next banning you from using 3rd party accessories?
Dogswithguns  +   664d ago
I'll just don't do contract, problems solved.
This only makes it more exciting to do it!!

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