copyright debate http://www.kplu.org en Law Change Makes It Harder To Unlock Cellphones http://www.kplu.org/post/obscure-law-change-makes-it-harder-unlock-cellphones Maybe you don't like your mobile phone carrier, but you like your phone and you want to keep it but change providers. An obscure change in federal law makes it illegal to switch without permission from your carrier.<p>If you have, for example, AT&T, in order to switch to T-Mobile you have to unlock the phone, and AT&T can now stop you from doing that.<p>The change in the copyright law has some people upset, and they're petitioning the White House for a fix.<p>Sina Khanifar, who is backing the petition, has been personally affected by the rules. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:57:50 +0000 Laura Sydell 7826 at http://www.kplu.org Germany balks at global anti-piracy agreement, echoes concerns over SOPA http://www.kplu.org/post/germany-balks-global-anti-piracy-agreement-echoes-concerns-over-sopa Germany is putting off signing an international anti-piracy accord known as the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.<p>ACTA, as the agreement is known, has been controversial for years. Fri, 10 Feb 2012 21:33:11 +0000 Eyder Peralta 4119 at http://www.kplu.org Germany balks at global anti-piracy agreement, echoes concerns over SOPA