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Opening Your Mobile phone Is Still Illegal, Yet Most likely Not For Long

Unlocking Your Cell Phone Is Still Illegal, But Probably Not For Long

Unlocking your wise phone to run on a various carrier, without your service provider’s permission.

A few weeks earlier, the Senate passed the “Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition” act that moved to make unlocking legal once again.

The history of opening so much:

When this costs is authorized, it’ll when again go back to being legal … for now.

Unlocking Your Cell Phone Is Still Illegal, But Probably Not For Long

Opening your wise phone to run on a different provider, without your provider’s consent.

  • In 1998, Congress passed the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. Section 1201 states that “No person shall circumvent a technological measure that effectively controls access to a work protected under this title”, meant to make it illegal to circumvent anti-piracy mechanisms. In other words, they didn’t want you hacking up a VCR to be able to copy your VHS copy of Titanic.
  • Cell phone manufacturers, carriers, and carrier lobbyist groups took this to include their wares, as well — and for the next few years, used it to send out DMCA notices to shut down sites and services that helped people unlock their phones.
  • In 2006, the U.S Copyright office said “wait, wait, wait — that’s not how it’s supposed to work” and granted an exemption that made unlocking officially okay. Alas, these exemptions are re-reviewed every three years, and…
  • At the end of 2012, the exemption was allowed to expire, and unlocking was illegal again

A few weeks back, the Us senate passed the “Unlocking Customer Selection and Wireless Competitors” act that moved to make unlocking lawful once more.

The history of unlocking so much:

When this costs is signed, it’ll as soon as again go back to being lawful … for now.

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