[lug] Fwd: It's Legal to Unlock Your Cell Phone
Jeffrey S. Haemer
jeffrey.haemer at gmail.com
Mon Aug 4 15:44:08 MDT 2014
Nice! It only took since January 2013 (when the Librarian of Congress, for
the first time, refused to grant a triennial, DMCA waiver). :-)
>From my point of view the issue isn't phones, it's the DMCA, but YMMV.
On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 3:20 PM, Davide Del Vento <davide.del.vento at gmail.com
> Since phones are now computers and sizable number of them run Linux, I
> believe you should know about this (if you don't already).
> Me, I still use a dumbphone bought in Europe more than a decade ago, since
> to me the practices of this industry in the USA are unacceptable. But maybe
> the tide is changing...
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> From: The White House <info at mail.whitehouse.gov>
> Date: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 5:09 PM
> Subject: It's Legal to Unlock Your Cell Phone
> To: davide.del.vento+wh at gmail.com
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> *Note: You're receiving this email because you've previously petitioned
> the White House on cell phone unlocking.*
> It's Legal to Unlock Your Cell Phone
> Last week, Congress passed a bill legalizing cell phone unlocking — and
> this afternoon, President Obama signed that bill into law.
> This effort began as a result of the petition you signed, "Make Unlocking
> Cell Phones Legal." Two weeks after the petition crossed the threshold, we
> laid out steps that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), industry,
> and Congress could take.
> Your effort culminated in the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless
> Competition Act that President Obama signed today. The bill not only
> restores the rights of consumers to unlock their phones, but ensures that
> they can receive help doing so if they lack the technological savvy to
> unlock on their own.
> It's the first time a We the People petition has led to a legislative fix.
> And on Tuesday, we're holding a conference call with Administration
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> *President Barack Obama signs S. 517, Unlocking Consumer Choice and
> Wireless Competition Act, in the Oval Office, Aug. 1, 2014. (Official White
> House Photo by Pete Souza)*
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