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"The Most Ridiculous Law of 2013"

Quintus_T_Cicero Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 8:09 AM
"What's more, it's possible that this new "crime" could be punishable by up to five years in prison and a $500,000 fine. It might be a little unlikely that that would happen, but that's the result of what happens when laws are poorly-written, vague, and largely misunderstood by both legislators and regulators." That sounds like any law passed by Congress these days.
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...