U.S. lawmaker introduces bill to legalize cellphone unlocking

The Wireless Device Independence Act would allow consumers to "unlock cell phones for interoperability purposes"

By , IDG News Service |  Legal

The officials must consider whether the evidence establishes a need for the exemption based on several statutory factors, the Library of Congress said in a statement, apparently passing the decision to change the rules to lawmakers or the administration.

Other lawmakers have also come out in support of changes to the law to make it easier for users to unlock their phones.

John Ribeiro covers outsourcing and general technology breaking news from India for The IDG News Service. Follow John on Twitter at @Johnribeiro. John's e-mail address is john_ribeiro@idg.com

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