featured
featured
PhoneDog Media Exclusive
Download iM5, now available in the App Store and Google Play. iM5 is a PhoneDog Media backed Social Platform to inspire real-life action through the crowdsourcing of ideas. See the video

HTC Droid DNA SIM cards unlock

And just like that, the illegal phone unlocking saga has come to an end, at least for now.

The White House has announced that President Obama will sign the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act into law today. As its name suggests, the law will allow consumers to unlock their cellphones for use on other networks. Additionally, consumers can get help with the unlock process if they need it.

Cellphone unlocking was made illegal in early 2013 when an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that allowed unlocked ended up expiring. A petition was created to restore the exemption, and after gaining support from the White House and other parts of the U.S. government, that’s exactly what has happened.

Of course, it’s worth noting that since today’s actions are restoring the DMCA exemption, it’s possible that this whole issue could arise again if the exemption is allowed to lapse again. The U.S. Copyright Office meets once every three years to determine what exemptions, if any, should be allowed in the DMCA. The next meeting will take place in 2015.

Via The White House


Don't forget to VOTE! Each week, PhoneDog Fans vote for their #1 smartphone in the Official Smartphone Rankings. Vote now and contribute to the industry's most relevant weekly ranking charts


Related posts



Comments & discussions  




Most popular Videos
Most popular Videos
Most popular Videos

Most popular Reactions
Most popular Reactions
Most popular Reactions

This weeks "People's Choice Rankings" best smartphones
People's Choice Rankings


See all hot devices