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#21 diceman1000

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

Unlocking it yourself is now illegal.

http://www.androidau...illegal-150631/

You have to get uscc's permission, and good luck with that.

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that may make it a tad difficult...



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought the new law stated that you cant carrier unlock a phone bought about the 26th, not that it was illegal for any phone. You will still be able to buy unlocked phones. I bought my fiances iPhone the day before so that I can still unlock it because it was purchased before that date. Sent from my SCH-R530U using Tapatalk 2
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

Good point, it may not be a retroactive law.

If it's not, then any devices purchased before X date (26th?) are not included.

Time to Google... Brb

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#24 snodrog742

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

Anything before 26th is fair game


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:43 PM

And Google wasn't faster than Adam.

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#26 snodrog742

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:44 PM

And Google wasn't faster than Adam.

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Did Google freeze for 3 hours?


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#27 iRub1Out

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:05 PM

No, sir.

I was reading the whole document.

The Library of Congress does not have any authority to pass laws, and they in no way made unlocking phones illegal.

The many media stories that reported otherwise missed the distinction we need to catch.

What the Library of Congress is permitted to do, under the DMCA, is to make exemptions to the DMCA, and to end exemptions previously made.

That's what the LOC did here. Unlocking was previously exempted and the LOC closed the exemption. Critically, that does not mean that unlocking is now illegal. That determination would be up to a judge interpreting the DMCA and would never be made unless the government decided to prosecute someone for that, an unlikely proposition.

The LOC's action was still unfortunate (and misguided, in my view), but the effect is quite different than what is being reported.

I don't think the phone manufacturer, the one who should care about copyright and patents, cares on which network the phone is on after the sale is made.

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#28 iRub1Out

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:12 PM

Source:
http://www.engadget....exemption-ends/

And:
https://petitions.wh...-legal/1g9KhZG7



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#29 BoгИX

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:18 PM

Nice research! And thanks for that, sounds like a lot of reading and is an answer to a question many people will undoubtedly have. Personally I prefer to simply glance over a shady article or two and believe it as God's honest truth. So again, thanks for getting this info. :P Sent from my SCH-R530U

Edited by bornx, 27 January 2013 - 11:18 PM.


#30 Shelby04861

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:31 AM

Personally I prefer to simply glance over a shady article or two and believe it as God's honest truth. So again, thanks for getting this info.

:P

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He is also a french model! I read it on the internet....Lol!

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#31 BoгИX

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:32 AM

Sorry, double post on accident Sent from my SCH-R530U

Edited by bornx, 28 January 2013 - 07:34 AM.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:33 AM


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I can believe that I guess. I did actually just read it.

lol

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#33 Orion Amar

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:10 PM

Unlocking is now tricky. My company has hard their lawyers on it. The knly major us carrier allowing it is ntelos. Good luck getting anyone else to give consent. Though their are a few Technical loopholes.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:16 PM

What are the loopholes you're aware of?

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#35 Orion Amar

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:18 PM

Carriers want you to stay w them. Period. Keeping the devices on their own network aids that effort. As far As to the Unlocking. Id have to do more research. Ill ask sometime at work this week. Not wanting to be mean mr rubber. Just dealing w usc recently as a returning customer since they now have unlimited 4g. And they have already pissed me off enough to cancel. But anyways. I work on devices daily from all carriers. Most tasks that are deemed impossible are handed to me. Feel free to ask questions but if the answers are easily available via Google pleasee dont ask me .. reresearch is key

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:20 PM

Not stating liopholes on a usc site. Sorry. Lets just say usc lte devices arent Technically locked yet. Even though they claim they are. Me personally, ive just been using my other devices on usc w my sim love my droid dna.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:25 PM

This site isn't affiliated with usc in any way.

None of the staff or owner are employees of USC. Myself included.

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#38 snodrog742

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:01 PM

This site isn't affiliated with usc in any way.

None of the staff or owner are employees of USC. Myself included.

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I've stated this multiple times. Apparently Mr. Orion doesn't understand that clearly.


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#39 kazoo

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:33 AM

But it's so much trouble to go through, trying to use USCC phones with other carriers.  Plus the legality issue.  Idk if I would do it.  Besides, a lot of other carriers have really cool phones (sometimes cooler than uscc's).



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:19 PM

it's easy and legal given the phone is bought before the date mention above. Prepaid carriers don't always have good phone and or people don't want to have to buy new phones when they switch. In the end... it's all a breeze.

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