Items tagged "Anticircumvention"

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Major Wireless Carriers’ Commitment is Only the First Step for Real Device Unlocking

February 11, 2015 1201 Reform , Anticircumvention , Cell Phone Unlocking , FCC

Today, the FCC announced that the major wireless phone providers have met their commitment to unlocking consumers’ phones, allowing them to use their devices on competitors’ networks.

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Public Knowledge Challenges Restrictions on Legitimate Use

November 3, 2014 Anticircumvention , Copyright Office , Copyright Reform

Today, Public Knowledge filed petitions with the Copyright Office asking for two exemptions to the copyright law that prevents users from legally accessing their own copies of copyrighted material by bypassing digital locks. The filings mark the beginning of the triennial rulemaking process, which was designed by Congress to create a safety valve to the copyright law when it recognized that the law could bar legitimate uses.

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Public Knowledge Asks Congress for a Permanent Fix to Cell Phone Unlocking

March 28, 2013 Anticircumvention , Cell Phone Unlocking , DMCA

Today, Public Knowledge sent a letter to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees requesting an exemption in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that would allow people to unlock their cell phones. The letter, signed by a slew of organizations, academics, online communities, startup companies, and cell phone unlocking petition author Sina Khanifar, details that […]

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