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Is It About To Be Illegal To Unlock Your Cellphone?

Remember, if it sounds too awful to be true, then 99.9% of the time … it’s not true. Or not completely true. And that’s the case with this headline, which made its way ’round the net on Thursday. The story popped up in a Facebook conversation on a different subject. Then I wandered over to […]

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Why Is AT&T Thumbing Its Nose At The Copyright Office?

Tech news sources report that AT&T is about to settle a class action suit regarding unlocking cellphones, with Apple iPhones exempted. Engadget writes that AT&T would be required “to provide an unlock code for just about any phone it has sold since March 12, 1999.” What I don’t understand is why a law suit was […]