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Unlocked iPhones For All

April 1, 2008

Seventeen-year-old George Hotz's much-publicized hacking of the iPhone involved ripping open his $600 device and diving in with a soldering iron--not a technique for the faint of heart...

But regardless of who has created unlocking software first, a larger question may be whether it's legal. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1999 prohibits users from circumventing technological locks that protect proprietary content. But in November 2006, Jennifer Granick, a cyber-law attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, won an exemption that makes it legal for users to break such locks to enable use of their phones on competing wireless networks.

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