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Powell: Cell phone unlocking should be legal, just one more reason the DMCA is outdated

Why would a provider prevent customers from unlocking

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You probably didn’t know that the person who decides whether consumers can legally unlock their cell phones is also the nation’s top librarian.

Yes, the Library of Congress has control over certain copyright matters, and this particular issue falls under the institution’s jurisdiction.

That why in a world saturated by rapidly changing digital technology, public policy on the topic has...

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