Monday, March 4, 2013

Obama bows to demand of 114,000 petitioners to allow unlocking of mobiles legal

The petitions have their strength and the voice raised for a rightful cause can make even the presidents to bow and concede to their demands.

This has been demonstrated by the Obama administration by siding with these 114,000 petitioners for their demand of making unlocking of mobile phones as legal.

The White House on Monday agreed with petitioners who asked the Library of Congress to rescind a decision that removed the act of unlocking a smartphone from the legal exceptions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Buyers of smartphones and tablets should be able to unlock their devices "without risking criminal or other penalties," R. David Edelman, White House senior adviser for Internet, innovation and privacy, wrote in response to the petition on

Read more about it at: Computer World


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