This law modificiación Digital Millennium Copyright Act affect unless the period of tenure with the company has expired
A modification of the famous law Digital Millenium Copyright Act(DMCA) U.S. establishes fines of up to $ 1 million and 10 years imprisonment for those users who release their smartphones to operate with networks of other carriers.
This change affects even the period of tenure with the company has expired. U.S. and its fight against the infringement of copyrightsis becoming more and more comprehensive. In addition to pursuing online piracy crimes in the case of music, movies or books, the U.S. government also focuses on mobile devices and ‘tablets’.
In a review of the law in October 2012 envisaged that within 90 days for users who wanted to unlock your phone could do. But a new amendment to the law, which came into force last weekend , it allows users to unlock their mobile devices for use by another operator, but the user has completed their period of stay with your current company.
According to the ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals when the user buys or device and the software installed on it, you can not modify the software in which also includes the code that prevents the terminal can operate with another mobile operator .
It is considered illegal for an American phone functions with two different data networks. Therefore, from now on only be “free” as long as the devices who performs the operation is the manufacturer or operator.
If finally verifies that the user has committed such an offense will be fined $ 500,000 and five years in prison or, if he returns to relapse, with $ 1 million fine and 10 years in prison .
This modification of the DMCA was implemented since last Saturday.However, more than 50,000 users have signed a petition on the website of the White House that this bill be withdrawn. “Consumers will be forced to pay exorbitant rates for ‘roaming’ to make calls when traveling abroad. This reduces the choices of consumers and lowers the resale value of the devices that consumers have paid in full “asegua the petition.
” We ask that the White House asked Congress to override this decision , and failing, to defend a bill that allows lawful permanent unlocking “the petition concludes.