You read that right! White House has officially responded to the petition to legalize iPhone unlocking, and the response is exactly what you were looking for. White House has agreed to legalize iPhone unlocking!
iPhone Unlocking Legal
The White House has just issued a statement saying they ‘agree with the people regarding phone unlocking and that it should be legal’. Below is the response from the White House regarding the iPhone unlocking petition.
The White House agrees with the 114,000+ of you who believe that consumers should be able to unlock their cell phones without risking criminal or other penalties. In fact, we believe the same principle should also apply to tablets, which are increasingly similar to smart phones. And if you have paid for your mobile device, and aren’t bound by a service agreement or other obligation, you should be able to use it on another network. It’s common sense, crucial for protecting consumer choice, and important for ensuring we continue to have the vibrant, competitive wireless market that delivers innovative products and solid service to meet consumers’ needs.
The White House has issued the response to the petition that was set up a month ago regarding phone unlocking. It mentioned that the law which makes phone unlocking a crime (resulting in 5 years in jail and $500,000 in fine) should be rescind. After getting signatures from more than 114,000 people, the White House agrees to this.
This is definitely great news to those people who were worried that they would not be able to unlock their iPhones. Well folks, it seems that we are safe from the hands of the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act), the law that governs all-things related to ‘digital’.
The legalization of iPhone unlocking now means that anyone can get their iPhone unlocked without the fear of committing a crime. So if you were waiting to get your iPhone unlocked. Now is the time. Well, wait a few weeks before the law is rescind by the Librarian of Congress.
What are your thoughts on of iPhone unlocking becoming legal again?