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Unlocking Your Phone Will Be Illegal

In the United States a new law is about to go into effect, unless this Whitehouse Petition reaches 75,000 electronic signatures by February 23rd, that will make unlocking (aka jailbreaking) your phone illegal.   The fine for jailbreaking your phone? $ 500,000 for the first offense!   Ouch?!?

To me, this is  one more draconian law that the big corporations have pushed through their political connections to get on the books.  Much like SOPA just over a year ago, this law infringes on personal rights and liberties.    Learn more about this law by checking out these news articles as posted online:

The Atlantic – The Most Ridiculous Law of 2013 (So Far): It Is Now a Crime to Unlock Your Smartphone
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/01/the-most-ridiculous-law-of-2013-so-far-it-is-now-a-crime-to-unlock-your-smartphone/272552/

PC Magazine – Unlocking Your Cell Phone Will Soon Be Illegal