Phone Jailbreaking Petition Successfully Collects Required Signatures

February 21, 2013 -

Earlier in the week reported on a petition over at WhiteHouse.gov asking the administration to direct the Librarian of Congress to rescind the October 2012 decision that removed unlocking mobile phones (commonly referred to as jailbreaking) as an exception to the DMCA. The petition went on to ask the White House - if it could not compel the Librarian of Congress to change that decision - to champion a bill that makes unlocking phones permanently legal.

Well it looks like the White House will have to take a look at the petition and offer some kind of response to it at some point because it has reached the threshold of signatures need - over 100,000. In two days the petition went from 80,838 signatures to 104,957 signatures.

You can check out the full text of the petition here.

 


 
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