Starting this Saturday, it becomes illegal in this great land to unlock a new smartphone without the permission of the carrier that locked it in the first place.
This all goes back to a final rule issued in late October by the Librarian of Congress (PDF) – the Library of Congress

Unauthorized unlocking of smartphones becomes illegal Saturday | Crave – CNET

When tech collides with monied interests and govt regulators don’t play fair.

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