Digital Millennium Copyright Act

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First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Consumers Union Applauds Final Passage of Cell Phone Unlocking Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. ─ The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. The bill, approved by the Senate earlier this month, will restore the legal right of consumers to “unlock” their mobile phone ... [Published Consumer Reports - 15 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Mobile Phone Unlocking Bill Clears Congress; Obama to Sign

July 25 — Congress passed legislation to let consumers bypass the firmware on their mobile phones, allowing them to switch wireless carriers while keeping their phones. President Barack Obama said he will sign the measure into law.The House cleared by ... [Published Bureau of National Affairs - 18 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 2 reports

The Future of Unlocked Handsets: Why It May be Possible to Switch Carriers Easily Soon

Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, it is illegal for user to unlock their cellphones in the United States of America. Now, the US House of RepresentativesREUTERS/Toru HanaiUS users and consumers felt like they were getting the raw end of the ... [Published International Business Times Australia - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

House Approves Bill That Would Legalize Unlocking Smartphones

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe OnlineSmartphone customers living in the US will soon be able to legally unlock their devices for use on other mobile carriers, as the House of Representatives has approved a bill to allow decriminalization ... [Published Red Orbit - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

What the Cellphone Unlocking Law Means for You

A bill that will make it legal to unlock your cellphone is headed for U.S. President Barack Obama's desk. This is great news, but what does it mean for you? Will it actually impact how you can use your devices?The ability to "unlock" your cellphone or ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports

Consumers Union applauds final passage of cell phone unlocking bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. The bill, approved by the Senate earlier this month, will restore the legal right of consumers to "unlock" their mobile phone ... [Published Noodls - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 11 reports

U.S. Mobile Phone Unlocking Bill Doesn't Deliver Instant Freedom

NEWS ANALYSIS: A new law that makes it legal for people to unlock their cell phones so they can move to another service provider will expand owners' options, but is no magic bullet.In a rare display of bipartisanship, the U.S. House of Representatives ... [Published eWeek - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Phone Unlocking: Almost Legal, Still Not Easy

The good news for those that wish to jump carriers or unlock their device when traveling abroad is they will no longer face fines of up to $500,000 and a jail sentence of up to five years for doing so. The bad news is that the technical and monetary limitations ... [Published Light Reading - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Yanks Can Unlock Phones

Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.28th July 2014In the Land Of The Free they can now unlock mobile phones without committing a criminal offence.President Barack Obama says he “looks ... [Published Electronic Weekly - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Congress sides with consumers on cellphone unlocking bill

Almost eight years ago, the U.S. Copyright Office gave cellphone owners the right to unlock their cellphones. It had been illegal since the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which banned the “circumvention” of any copy protection mechanisms ... [Published The Moderate Voice - Jul 28 2014]
Entities: Cellphone, iPhone, AT&T Inc
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 3 reports

Unlocking Cellphones from Carriers Soon to Be Legal

Americans may soon have the freedom to unlock their cellphones from the service providers to which they are attached. The House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, sponsored ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 18 reports

Cellphone unlocking bill sails through Congress

Maybe I watch too much cable news (though I have really started to wean myself off of that because, ugh!) but I have very, very little faith in this current government, and this Congress in particular, to actually get anything done. Especially not anything ... [Published Vator.tv - Jul 26 2014]

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...reports that the music industry's collections department for royalties is suing Ford and General Motors, claiming that the automakers have "refused to pay the royalties that Congress has determined they owe for the [audio recording devices they manufacture, import, and/or distribute"
The White House responded to the petition, saying the administration agreed that "consumers should be able to unlock their cell phones without risking criminal or other penalties."
...Even the LOC , in a March 2013 response to the petition, agreed that "the question of locked cell phones has implications for telecommunications policy and that it would benefit from review and resolution in that context."
In response, Rep. Zoe Lofgren has introduced the Unlocking Technology Act of 2013 , which declares, in part, that "it is not an infringement to copy or adapt the software or firmware of a user-purchased mobile communications device for the sole purpose of enabling the device to connect to a wireless communications network." If passed, this could give consumers permanent relief from anti-unlocking regulations

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The Future of Unlocked Handsets: Why It May be ... [Published International Business Times Australia - Jul 31 2014]
Unlocking Cell phones From Carriers Will Soon B... [Published Industry Leaders Magazine - Jul 31 2014]
Congress Passed a Cell-Phone Unlocking Bill. Bu... [Published National Journal - Jul 30 2014]
House Approves Bill That Would Legalize Unlocki... [Published Red Orbit - Jul 30 2014]
What the Cellphone Unlocking Law Means for You [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 30 2014]
What the Cellphone Unlocking Law Means for You [Published Mashable - Jul 30 2014]
Cell Phone Unlocking to Become Legal Again [Published Law Technology News - Jul 30 2014]
Here's what the phone unlocking bill means, and... [Published Engadget - Jul 29 2014]
Copyright Infringement: Hey, That’s My Post [Published Business 2 Community - Jul 29 2014]
Bill would let consumers "unlock" mobile phones [Published CBS News - Jul 29 2014]
Consumers Union applauds final passage of cell ... [Published Noodls - Jul 29 2014]
U.S. Mobile Phone Unlocking Bill Doesn't Delive... [Published eWeek - Jul 29 2014]
The Phone Unlocking Victory Should Be the First... [Published Electronic Frontier Foundation - Jul 29 2014]
​Will a cell phone unlocking law really matter? [Published CNET Reviews - Jul 29 2014]
President Obama Expected to Sign Cell Phone Unl... [Published IT Business Edge - Jul 28 2014]
Phone Unlocking: Almost Legal, Still Not Easy [Published Light Reading - Jul 28 2014]
News Scan: Obama to ink cellphone 'unlocking' b... [Published FierceMobileIT - Jul 28 2014]
US handset unlocking to become legal [Published Mobile Money Live - Jul 28 2014]
Phone unlocking to be made legal once more [Published Daily Mobile - Jul 28 2014]
US legality to unlock an iPhone and Android phones [Published Phones Review - Jul 28 2014]
Don't rejoice about the law unlocking your phon... [Published ITworld.com - Jul 28 2014]
Obama expected to sign into law a bill allowing... [Published FierceMobileGovernment - Jul 28 2014]
Petition the government for redress of cellph [Published MSNBC - Jul 28 2014]
Congress OKs Bill to Legalize Cell Phone Unlocking [Published PC Magazine - Jul 28 2014]
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Phone unlocking to be made legal once more [Published Daily Mobile - Jul 28 2014]
The complicated road of legal phone unlocking is reaching an end after a few years of back and forth as it seems that it will once again be legal to unlock a phone in the United States. The Cellphone Unlocking Bill has passed through the House and ...
The Switchboard: Cellphone unlocking bill on tr... [Published Faster Forward - Jul 28 2014]
The sign outside the National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade, Md.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) Published every weekday, the Switchboard is your morning helping of hand-picked stories from The Switch team. Are you in D.C.? Come visit ...
The Switchboard: Cellphone unlocking bill on tr... [Published Post Tech - Jul 28 2014]
The sign outside the National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade, Md.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) Published every weekday, the Switchboard is your morning helping of hand-picked stories from The Switch team. Are you in D.C.? Come visit ...
Congress sides with consumers on cellphone unlo... [Published The Moderate Voice - Jul 28 2014]
Almost eight years ago, the U.S. Copyright Office gave cellphone owners the right to unlock their cellphones. It had been illegal since the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which banned the “circumvention” of any copy protection mechanisms ...
Unlocking Cellphones from Carriers Soon to Be L... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 28 2014]
Americans may soon have the freedom to unlock their cellphones from the service providers to which they are attached. The House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, sponsored ...
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