The Most Ridiculous Law of 2013 (So Far): It Is Now a Crime to Unlock Your ...
When did we decide that we wanted a law that could make unlocking your smartphone a criminal offense? The answer is that we never really decided.PENALTY: In some situations, first time offenders may be fined up to $500,000, imprisoned for five years, or both. For repeat offenders, the maximum penalty increases to a fine of $1,000,000, imprisonment for up to ten years, or both.* That's right, starting this weekend it is illegal to unlock new phones to make them available on other carriers. I have deep sympathy for any individual who happens to get jail time for this offense. I am sure that other offenders would not take kindly to smartphone
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RT @mitensampat: The Most Ridiculous Law of 2013 (So Far): It Is Now a Crime to Unlock Your Smartphone - The Atlantic http://t.co/V9TA5BIp
The Most Ridiculous Law so Far of 2013: It Is Now a Crime to Unlock Your Smartphone http://t.co/JdFu5D98 - more bizarre: how it became law