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Unlocking your Smartphone in the U.S. will be Officially Legal

26 July, 2014 Technology

U.S. Congress

 

The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act was expected to get bogged down in legalities when it was presented to the House of Representatives. In a fortunate turn of events, it didn't. The bill has actually passed through the House with overwhelming, unanimous support. Unlocking your own Phone will be officially Legal.

 

The implications of this are huge: as it effectively negates the 2012 verdict that unlocking a cell phone was considered copyright law infringement. That is, if the bill passes, of course.

 

So what else needs to happen in order for the Act to become law? It just needs to be signed by Obama, and then, US cell phone users will no longer need to appeal to their wireless carriers for unlock codes.

 

 

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