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FYI: It’s now illegal to unlock your phone, guys

  • then In October, the U.S. Library of Congress, in charge of rules related to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DCMA), decided that it would be illegal to unlock phones sold by U.S. carriers, so to allow off-brand carriers and SIM cards. You can read the full ruling here.
  • now Three months later, the grace period put into effect after that decision has ended, and unlocking your phone is now, indeed, prohibited. Carriers could now theoretically sue over it, though  how aggressively they will try to enforce this is yet unclear. source

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January 27, 2013 // 12:07 // 1 year ago
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    Glad I took advantage of this before I left…
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  5. tk-n-la reblogged this from dynastylnoire and added:
    It’s only illegal if you bought the phone after 1/26/2013 from a U.S. carrier that subsidized the purchase price of the...
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    right ok usgov
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  18. oldmanyellsatcloud reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Dang. A low blow to your local hacktivist and modern modder, since a lot of the modifications they do require unlocking.
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    PSA of the day y’all.
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    Well this is some stupid shit
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  31. alexthebez reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Fuck USA mobile regulations.Sounds like a bunch of retarded babies thought this one up.
  32. lowbrowjon reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Personally, I don’t care much about this since I don’t like to mess with my phone much. But it still sounds like...