Feb 22, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Friday, February 22, 2013

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Unlocking your phone might not be illegal, but you still might get in trouble with the law for doing it. It's a gray area, and some people are upset about a rule change by the Library of Congress that could…

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Mobile phone monogamy: Should unlocking your cellphone be illegal?

Feb 22, 2013
Should it be illegal to cut the tie between your cellphone and your phone company? An online petition says cellphone unlocking should get a second look.

Turn that thing off! Setting rules for family tech use

Feb 22, 2013
How do you spend time with family without electronics getting in the way?

Unlocking your phone might not be illegal, but you still might get in trouble with the law for doing it. It’s a gray area, and some people are upset about a rule change by the Library of Congress that could impact the way users do business with cellphone carriers. That’s why they started a petition to force the White House to address the issue — and the petition now has enough signatures to make the administration take another look. Meanwhile, how do you broach a different kind of rule: the one that governs the way you and your family interact with tech in the home? 

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