Virgin Mobile Sues Company For 'Flashing' Phones

Law360, New York (October 20, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Virgin Mobile USA LLC sued a small cellular phone company Thursday, alleging it violated Virgin Mobile’s copyrights by offering ‘hacks’ to proprietary software on Virgin Mobile cell phones.

Virgin Mobile alleged that David, Kevin, Meenu and Andy Thirwani and Fnu Inderjit, all of Arizona-based Mobile & Mail, marketed and sold services to materially alter software in wireless phone handsets exclusive to the Virgin Mobile USA network, thus directly violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act criminalizes the production and dissemination of technology...
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