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Open Science: Mobile Unlocking DMCA Exemption Petition Passes 100k

   All eyes are on the White House now as a WeThePeople petition on whitehouse.gov requesting the Library of Congress reverse the previous decision on rendering cell phone unlocking illegal has surpassed the 100,000 signature threshold for a response.

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Open Science: Carriers Find A New Way To Chain Users

   The Library of Congress’ Copyright Office has determined that unlocking one’s mobile device to work with a different carrier is illegal. This is accomplished through their management of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) exemptions. This is an egregious violation of the principles behind fair use.

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