copyright 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 How a lawsuit over 'Oatmeal' jokes turned into $211,000 for charity http://www.kplu.org/post/how-lawsuit-over-oatmeal-jokes-turned-211000-charity <p>In a lawsuit centered on rude internet humor, accusations of copyright violations and a counter claim of defamation, some undeniable good has occurred:&nbsp; Two national charities will split more than $211,000.</p><p>That&#39;s the amount Matthew &quot;Oatmeal&quot; Inman raised from fans of his <a href="http://theoatmeal.com/">Seattle-based comic website </a>in an in-your-face game of one-upmanship against the lawyer of the collector website FunnyJunk accused of stealing his work.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 00:13:39 +0000 Jake Ellison & Evan Hoover 5562 at http://www.kplu.org How a lawsuit over 'Oatmeal' jokes turned into $211,000 for charity