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Make Unlocking Cell Phones Legal

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by k0d3r, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. k0d3r

    k0d3r Newbie

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    I'm not promoting anything. Just to whom it may concern:

    "The Librarian of Congress decided in October 2012 that unlocking of cell phones would be removed from the exceptions to the DMCA.

    As of January 26, consumers will no longer be able unlock their phones for use on a different network without carrier permission, even after their contract has expired.

    Consumers will be forced to pay exorbitant roaming fees to make calls while traveling abroad. It reduces consumer choice, and decreases the resale value of devices that consumers have paid for in full.

    The Librarian noted that carriers are offering more unlocked phones at present, but the great majority of phones sold are still locked.
    We ask that the White House ask the Librarian of Congress to rescind this decision, and failing that, champion a bill that makes unlocking permanently legal."

    Font: https: //petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/make-unlocking-cell-phones-legal/1g9KhZG7
     
  2. breakaway

    breakaway Senior Member Premium Member

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    Amen, hate being told what I can do with my property!!
     
  3. ShadeDream

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    Everyone needs to apply to The Librarian of Congress for their FREE mobile phone. I mean if you can't do what you want with your phone then you technically don't own it and if you don't own it then paying for it is stupid.
     
  4. k0d3r

    k0d3r Newbie

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    What the manufacturers are doing is just a total disrespect to the customer!
     
  5. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    It's the Networks, not the manufacturers.
     
  6. Jonny Quick

    Jonny Quick BANNED BANNED

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    This is the kind of stuff I think about while illegally downloading copyrighted material. It's what allows me to do it with a clear conscience and a certain amount of pride.
     
  7. k0d3r

    k0d3r Newbie

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    you are right, on this case the problem mainly is the Networks.

    But talking more generally, the customer is more and more losing its freedom.

    I got crazy when I found out that I could not to replace the wi-fi board on my IBM laptop because the BIOS has a "white list" with authorize manufaturers!

    FU*K! I bought this sh!t! I want to do whatever I want!

    at the and I flashed the BIOS and got my stuff working...

    Next time I will buy from a manufacturer who respects the customer.