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The Public Has Spoken – 100,000 Americans Sign WH Petition on Cellphone Unlocking

Pharmer1 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 10:46 AM
Too many government regulations are issued by nameless and faceless and UNELECTED officials. This latest ridiculous cell phone regulation could further endanger those who serve in the military.
Reginald10 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 2:43 PM
What we need is a Constitutional Amendment, to the effect that only laws passed by Congress & signed by the President (or passed over his veto) are actually Laws. Anything put out by the bureaucracy, isn't a Law, and is void, until it's actually enacted as above.
Ann Anon Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 12:39 PM
Somebody check their bank accounts. It smells of money changing hands all the way down here in Florida.

On January 26, 2013, the Librarian of Congress issued a ruling that made it illegal to unlock new phones. Unlocking is a technique to allow your phone to use a different carrier. Doing so could place you in legal liability for up to 5 years in jail and a $500,000 fine (specifically the Librarian of Congress allowed the existing exception to lapse). This prohibition is a violation of our property rights, and it makes you wonder, if you can’t alter the settings on your phone, do you even own your own phone?

The ruling is a clear example of crony-capitalism, where...