FarkGrudge: For what it's worth, I do have an anecdotal evidence of my concern: I owned an iPhone 4S that was most certainly fully capable of being unlocked and I wanted to bring it to a different carrier since I moved and Verizon sucked in my new area, but was told by a Verizon representative that it simply cannot be unlocked, despite my attempts at convincing her otherwise...so...I just unlocked it myself. Would that make me a criminal today--despite my attempt to do it "legally" with the carrier, since as the ruling stated, they supposedly unlock phones?
Mr Guy: See, what you all don't realize is how many foreign nationals like Chinese people and Iranians buy subsidized phones on contracts here, and then take massive shipments of the phones to other carriers, where they trade the phones for slight profits on the resale markets, and they use those profits to buy uranium, which they traffic exclusively passed US customs officials in bales of marijuana that are hidden in puppies and underage sex workers, which they then dowse in oil and burn without recapturing ANY of their carbon emissions.So it's really for the children and the environment.
dready zim: If you have signed a contract and the contract says you can`t do something then you can`t do it without incurring some penalty for breach of contract, usually only economic and subject to the terms of the contract. Once the contract is over you are free to do whatever you want within the law, but if you break the law (DMCA in this case) by unlocking, you will now be taking a risk of criminal prosecution resulting in both economic and criminal (jail) sanctions that are entirely extra-contractual.It`s that simple and also that encompassing.
xkillyourfacex: So if the white house handles legislation now, what does congress do?
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