The newly introduced Unlocking Technology Act of 2013 legalizes cell phone unlocking, jailbreaking, game console modding, and "fixes" the DMCA by amending its controversial Section 1201. Consumer rights advocates are jumping for joy.
A recent ruling in federal court says that it is against copyright law to resell digital goods like music and ebooks over the Web. Our only option, then, is to take our consumption offline, where we still have ownership rights.
Former staffer for the House Republican Study Committee Derek Khanna goes on the record with Digital Trends to discuss cell phone unlocking, and the despearte need to reform copyright policy in the U.S.
AT&T is hated for a lot of reasons, and one more to add is its continual resistance to opening up its cellphone unlock policy. AT&T has released a statement not only defending its actions, but rebuking critcism against the company
Two bills have been introduced that would allow customers to unlock their cell phone. Unfortunately, unlocking advocates say neither bill goes far enough to really solve the problems with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Following a wave of public outrage and support from the Obama administration, Congress is clamoring for the chance to make cell phone unlocking legal again. But will what they come up with count as a win for consumers?
In a win for "common sense," the White House today said that it believes unlocking off-contract cell phones – and tablets – should be perfectly legal, and has urged Congress and the FCC to fix the problem.
On Saturday, unlocking new cell phones that have been locked down by wireless carriers officially became illegal. The decision from the U.S. Copyright Office and the Librarian of Congress to delete phone unlocking from the list of…