New DMCA handset unlocking rules being lobbied with White House Petition

New DMCA handset unlocking rules being lobbied with White House Petition

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New A petition filed with the White House's "We the People" online registry, which is scheduled to end in two days, looks to bring awareness to a U.S. federal rule that makes it illegal for owners of certain smartphones to unlock their handsets....
New DMCA handset unlocking rules being lobbied with White House Petition
           

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