Unlocking cell phones will be deemed illegal beginning Saturday the 26th

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If you plan on unlocking your phone to be used on other carriers, you better do so by this Saturday, the 26th. Back in October, the Librarian of Congress modified the Digital Millennium Copyright Act  to render unlocking cell phones illegal. However, carriers who have the power to do so, such as AT&T, who allows customers who are out of their contract to unlock their phone, will be able to continue unlocking devices. Likewise, phones that come factory unlocked can continue to be sold. However, Mitch Stoltz, of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, says that “arguably, locking phone users into one carrier is not at all what the DMCA was meant to do. It’s up to the courts to decide.” What outrageous thing will the DMCA think of next?

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Source: Mashable