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Submission + - Obama Directs FCC to Mandate All Cell Phones Be Unlocked (washingtonpost.com) 1

globaljustin writes: "Several months after calling for legislation to unlock cellphones, the White House filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday asking that all wireless carriers be required to unlock all mobile devices so that users can easily switch between carriers."

This move should be met with universal acclaim from cell phone users, right?

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Obama Directs FCC to Mandate All Cell Phones Be Unlocked

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  • Is that they leave in the section making it illegal to get around circumvention technologies at all. It servers no justifiable purpose. If anything, the government should be protecting us from DRM. Not helping enforce it.

    Why is writing circumvention technologies not free speech, while money is? I've wondered if we can get a friendly congressman to read in libdvdcss2 to the congressional record...

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