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What You Can Do About the Phone Unlocking Fiasco 416

itwbennett writes "Now that the ridiculous phone unlocking law is a done deal, and we all understand exactly what that means (i.e., 'fines of up to $500,000 and imprisonment of up to five years'), you might be left wondering what can you do about it. Well, you could start by lending your John Hancock to this petition at the White House's 'We The People' platform. It's already over halfway to the number of signatures required to get a response from the executive branch."
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What You Can Do About the Phone Unlocking Fiasco

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  • Write a letter (Score:5, Informative)

    by hawguy ( 1600213 ) on Thursday January 31, 2013 @01:51AM (#42747509)

    While the "We the People" petition is a nice symbolic measure, it's not likely to result in any real action even if it reaches the signature limit.

    It'd be far better if everyone wrote letters to their congressional representatives. There are lots of guides on the internet for doing so, here's one: []

  • Re:USA! USA! (Score:5, Informative)

    by coder111 ( 912060 ) <> on Thursday January 31, 2013 @06:03AM (#42748785)
    Um, USSR was NOT communism. They were "building communism", and communism was supposed to be achieved in 5 or 10 or 20 years, if they keep exceeding the 5-year plans. The actual regime was planned economy based socialism, which was supposed to be "the road to communism". Communism itself was some dreamy utopia in the future. Oh, and of course it was all based on communist ideology, but actual communism never happened.

    Look up the old "when we reach communism" jokes if you are interested :)

  • Re:USA! USA! (Score:5, Informative)

    by coder111 ( 912060 ) <> on Thursday January 31, 2013 @06:14AM (#42748825)
    This is not about the damn phones. This is about your basic rights and freedoms and liberties as a consumer and a citizen.

    It looks to me that every year more and more laws in USA are being passed to the benefit of corporations, and less and less to the benefit of the people. Government in USA looks completely disfunctional. And I wouldn't care that much about it- I don't live in the USA. But USA right now is the biggest world power, and it keeps pushing all this crap down everyone's throats with all their might and influence.


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