Victory for cell phone users

But a ruling by the U.S. Copyright Office that went into effect Monday now allows cell phone users to legally break the software “lock” placed on their cell phones and move their phones from one carrier to another.

The ruling doesn’t prevent cellular companies from locking a phone, but if a consumer unlocks it he wouldn’t be in violation of copyright infringement rules, said Jennifer Granick, executive director of Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society.

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