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"The Most Ridiculous Law of 2013"

Caleb2 Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 6:52 AM
I'm struggling to figure out why this doesn't run afoul of the First Sale Doctrine in Copywrite law. I need to reread this stuff.
Over the weekend, it became illegal to unlock and freely use one of the most important pieces of technology you own: your cell phone. A repercussion of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act is that it's up to the Library of Congress to determine what parts of copyright law are exempt. And until Saturday, Americans were allowed to do what they pleased with their phones.

Not anymore.

Bureaucrats at the Library of Congress intentionally allowed this provision of the onerous DMCA to lapse, preventing Americans from using technology that they buy as they intend to. Derek Khanna over...