Phone Unlocking Bill Has Broad Support, But Some Want More

Law360, New York (June 6, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT) -- Lawmakers, industry groups and consumer rights advocates all expressed support Thursday for short-term legislation that would let consumers "unlock" their cellphones so they can be used on different networks, but some pushed for Congress to go even further and permanently amend digital copyright law.

At a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, members of both parties and groups representing opposing sides of the issue were unified in their support of compromise legislation that will punt the fight over...
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