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"The Most Ridiculous Law of 2013"

Red Spot in a Blue State Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 6:41 AM
I didn't understand a word of that.
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 6:51 AM
I agree

I am pretty tech savy but what is it they say we cant do now?
Specious Rule Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 7:40 AM
It's called jail breaking in iPhone lingo. My iPhone or iPad can do more than it does out of the box but only if I "unlock" those features.
Daddio7 Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 8:30 AM
You are mistaken, this was covered on slash(dot). Unlocking is allowing the phone to be used on another carriers network. Jail-breaking is allowing the phones operating system to be added to or changed. Unlocking cost carriers money, that is why they lobbied to make it illegal.
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...