Presentation on theme: "By: XXXXXXXXXXX Period 7 March 6, 2013. White House: unlocking of cellphones should be legal More than 100,000 people signed a petition protesting the."— Presentation transcript:
White House: unlocking of cellphones should be legal More than 100,000 people signed a petition protesting the ban on phone swapping imposed by the Library of Congress, which took effect in January of this year.
Why? Many argue that cellphones should be locked, meaning prevented from changing networks, because of the massive subsidies that carriers provide, quickly putting the phones in more peoples control.
What? The ban argued that preventing unlocking subtracts consumer choice and resale value of phones, which can cost hundreds of dollars without subsidies from major carriers.
Who? The Library of Congress became part of this debate last year during a rulemaking session conducted by the Register of Copyrights. Unidentified participants in the rulemaking process raised the issue during the session conducted.
So… The Library of Congress eventually decided that phones of any kind should no longer be taken from the relevant section of copyright law, bringing the January ban on unlocking.
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