TITLE

Lock Down

AUTHOR(S)
Alleven, Monica
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Wireless Week;1/15/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the U.S. Copyright Office's ruling over mobile phone locking. In late 2006, the copyright office gave a 3-year exemption to its rules to allow consumers to legally get their phones unlocked if they prefer it. Phone locking has been used by providers to prevent users from taking their phones to other networks and to avoid the costs of heavy phone subsidies. The exemption was pleaded by the Wireless Alliance to decrease the number of handsets in garbage.
ACCESSION #
23901739

 

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