Unlocking Smart Phones Illegal in USA

It is now illegal in the U.S. to unlock any Smartphone purchased from a carrier without that carrier’s permission.
Under the new law, first-time offenders could face fines of up to 500K dollars, be imprisoned for five years, or both. Repeat offenders face a fine of 1M dollars, imprisonment for up to 10 years, or both.
The Library of Congress, which handles the rulemaking for the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, enacted the law in October with a 90-day transition period. That transition period ran out Jan. 26.

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