Beyond unlocking phones

There’s more to digital freedom than unlocked phones, as Mitch Stoltz and Parker Higgins note:

The White House is correct: the failure to protect phone unlockers from legal threats was misguided. But the more important problem is that the DMCA puts an unelected official in charge of regulating personal devices in the first place. Today the outrage is about phones with carrier locks, but what really rubs against the grain of common sense is the premise, set forth in DMCA’s section 1201, that the Librarian of Congress should have to temporarily whitelist certain uses every three years.

Via EFF.

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