POSTS TAGGED: DMCA

What is the Big Deal with the SIM Unlocking Bill? – XDA Developer TV

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The XDA Portal has featured many stories on the petition and SIM unlocking ban. This story has had quite a few unexpected twists, and The White House responded differently than we expected. A new bill has been introduced in Congress, and the Library of Congress responded as well.

But are those the only twists? Our favorite skeptic and XDA Developer TV Producer azrienoch is here to talk about what he thinks of this whole situation. Is he a fan? Does he think the government is doing something correctly? Watch this video and find out what he thinks.. . . READ ON »

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XDA Roundtable Highlights: DMCA & Franco’s Kernel – XDA Developer TV

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Here at XDA-Developers, we are a community of developers and power users. XDA is a community whose history and purpose is based on a long standing sharing of knowledge, ideas, creations, and opinions. XDA is a place where you can learn to do just about anything for your mobile device, sometimes at the detriment of your warranty.

In that same vein of sharing information, XDA Senior Moderator jerdog recently held an XDA Roundtable hangout with many developers to chat about what’s on their mind. Presented today is a short highlight video of two of the topics covered, franco’s kernel and the DMCA. So check out this video and be sure to stay tuned when we announce our next hangout, and you can watch it live!. . . READ ON »

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Goal Reached: 100,000 Signatures on White House Petition!

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If you have been following the saga, or rather crusade, against DMCA for the last month or so, you are likely aware that there was a petition started on “We the People” site. The aim of the petition is to get the US Government to notice and take action against the removal of the DMCA exemption protecting people who wanted to SIM unlock their GSM-enabled devices. Late last week, we pushed a second article on the issue, which presented some details regarding the originator of the petition and a somewhat unlikely ally who joined the cause. By the time the aforementioned article was published, there were about 60,000 signatures on the petition, which had stalled for a few weeks (in terms of number of sign. . . READ ON »

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Thank You CTIA for Setting the US Cell Phone Market Back 10 Years

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While we know that this is a US-specific issue, it also serves as a great opportunity to ensure that the entire world is reading so that they don’t make the same mistakes we do in this country. As many of you are aware, our entire Government seemingly has a bad tendency to listen to extraordinarily greedy people and agree on things that make people wonder what in the world were they thinking? Some of the most notable examples include (but are not limited) the consideration of a small bill that “almost came to be” known as SOPA. Unfortunately (for us), we are the ones who are always scrambling, trying to dodge this idiocy called “law making” that our tax payer dollars normally help f. . . READ ON »

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