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White House petition to legalize cell phone unlocking gets 100,000 signatures

In a surprising development, it seems that a lot of people don’t like being told they can’t unlock their cell phones. NPR reports that a petition posted on the White House website asking the Obama administration to “champion a bill that makes [cell phone] unlocking permanently legal” has garnered more than 100,000 signatures, which means that the White House by its own rules must now issue a formal response. The controversy over a ban on unlocking carrier cell phones started this past fall when the Librarian of Congress did not renew an exemption in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that gave

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