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Librarian of Congress

A mandate from the Librarian of Congress has made it illegal to "unlock" a cell phone.(Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Federal Mandate Makes Unlocking Cellphones A Punishable Crime

Legislation mandated by The Librarian of Congress will make unlocking a cellphone an illegal act subject to $2,500 fines, or up to 5 years of imprisonment for larger operations.

01/28/2013

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