Locking You Up For Unlocking Your Phone?

White House Responds to 114,000 Consumer Petition

By on March 4, 2013 4:06:15 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums External Link

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Looks like the White House finally did something positive coming on the side of reversing the librarian of congress decision about making it illegal to unlock your phone. Although, allowing the librarian of congress to pass or revoke such exceptions is quite ridiculous in the first place. It will still take an act of congress to reverse it.

 

EDIT: Yay, it works 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrymagid/2013/03/04/white-house-backs-petition-to-legalize-cell-phone-unlocking/

 

I am Canadian, so no go here for me, but this is important. Just a click away to get your name on here.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/make-unlocking-cell-phones-legal/1g9KhZG7

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March 4, 2013 4:11:51 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

and here is the live interview the WH was watching when they decided to phone this man.

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March 5, 2013 1:56:00 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Looks like the White House finally did something positive

Actually no.  They "did" nothing.  They are on the right side, but the ruling still stands.  As the article says, it will take an act of congress to overturn the idiots in their own library.

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March 5, 2013 3:52:56 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting Dr Guy,
it will take an act of congress to overturn the idiots in their own library

Ya, I guess I should rewrite that part.

Can't the librarian change it though, until congress makes it permanent?

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March 5, 2013 4:15:37 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

In post-Soviet Russia, you own your phone.

In the United States, your phone owns you...

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March 11, 2013 4:41:36 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Quoting myfist0,
Can't the librarian change it though, until congress makes it permanent?

Yes - but I doubt he will without legislation.

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March 16, 2013 9:34:50 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums
When did a "librarian" get this kind of power?
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March 16, 2013 11:00:42 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting ElanaAhova,

When did a "librarian" get this kind of power?

This is why they're legislative branch instead of executive branch.

  Wikipedia:The Library's primary mission is researching inquiries made by members of Congress through the Congressional Research Service

 

 

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March 16, 2013 11:21:47 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Quoting ElanaAhova,
When did a "librarian" get this kind of power?

Some time ago, when our 'representatives' decided to stop representing us & let 'staff' take care of it.

'Laws' now are just laundry lists of desires with instructions to somebody else to just make them happen - "The Secretary shall make a Unicorn, using whatever means necessary".  Perfect for the lazy bastards 'cause they can always claim "we didn't mean that sort of Unicorn" and not a damn thing any of them can or will do about it.

We're fucked.  Basically.

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March 16, 2013 11:48:35 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting Daiwa,
Some time ago, when our 'representatives' decided to stop representing us & let 'staff' take care of it.

'Laws' now are just laundry lists of desires with instructions to somebody else to just make them happen - "The Secretary shall make a Unicorn, using whatever means necessary".  Perfect for the lazy bastards 'cause they can always claim "we didn't mean that sort of Unicorn" and not a damn thing any of them can or will do about it.

We're fucked.  Basically.

What a great and simple way to describe the mess. 

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March 17, 2013 3:18:45 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

What Obama should do- say he will auto-pardon anyone convicted of this, and refuse to enforce this law.

 

 

 

 

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March 18, 2013 11:38:08 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Only in America!

 

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March 18, 2013 1:58:56 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Uvah,
Only in America!

Sadly, the shit that happens there often gets exported and we have to suffer the consequences because our government has no balls.

Somebody said that's because we have a female prime minister, but frankly, given her blatant lies, deceit and backstabbing, she has bigger balls than the male pollies who pretend to serve the nation.

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