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Old 01-25-2013, 10:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Unlocking smartphones after 1/26/13 will be more difficult

Originally Posted by WhatsNotTaken View Post
Are they making it harder, or just making it "illegal?"
It's actually going to be illegal. They have interpreted the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in such a way that unlocking a phone without the permission of the carrier is a crime. They had made this ruling a while back but put a 3-month stay on enforcement. That 3-month stay expires on January 26th.
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