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1 posted on 01/27/2013 9:08:30 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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Democrats, the people of the young people
2 posted on 01/27/2013 9:13:10 AM PST by omega4179 ( Huelo azufre)
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To: Uncle Chip
you're device is legally chained

This appeared in a MAJOR newspaper, and you know what?

I think they ought to CHOP THE EDITOR'S HAND OFF.

WOW.

3 posted on 01/27/2013 9:15:40 AM PST by gaijin
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it just goes to show you, just like “Property Taxes” makes it so you don’t really own your property, you are just renting it, so goes it with these devices you don’t “really” own them you are just renting them.

What next, I wonder?


4 posted on 01/27/2013 9:21:30 AM PST by The Working Man
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Payoffs - I mean ‘lobbying efforts’ must have run into the hundreds of millions for their piece of legislation. Nice to know our public servants got a lotta skim on this one.


5 posted on 01/27/2013 9:22:15 AM PST by GOPJ ( Do murder laws control murders?..freeper Red Badger Let's try Criminal control - Fr:MadMax)
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The carriers are loosing the battle to the very companies the sell blocks of air time to. (the prepaid companies) why should I be paying sprint 190 dollar a month when I can get the exact same service through boost for 100?

I don’t care if sprint gives me a 300 dollar phone for a penny and I have to pay boost 300 bucks for it. Anyone who can do simple math can figure out where the deal is.

I highly doubt this rule will be enforced.


6 posted on 01/27/2013 9:22:37 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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Radical changes in Intellectual Property law are necessary. And I mean RADICAL.


7 posted on 01/27/2013 9:23:19 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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Yet another way to make “criminals” out of even more people. Where are they going to incarcerate all these “new” felons...or are they?


9 posted on 01/27/2013 9:24:56 AM PST by miele man
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this would only kinda make sense if the carrier still owns the phone.

if YOU own the phone, then it’s your property and you can do whatever you want with it


10 posted on 01/27/2013 9:28:39 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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I imagine some enterprising software guy has already found a way to hack this feature, and will make a fortune supplying that capability on the black market.

Tyranny would be so much easier if it weren't for that darned impulse people have to be free.

14 posted on 01/27/2013 9:42:48 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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Just add this law to the stack of laws that the government can drop on any person they wish to target. Everyone is breaking some law. So now if the Feds arrest you because it is in their interest from a propaganda standpoint, they can always find some jailable offense you're committing. Very convenient for a tyrannical government.


22 posted on 01/27/2013 10:09:56 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Uncle Chip

I remember arguing with a co-worker (liberal democrat and Obama voter) about your right to own and do what you paid for. This concerning the IBM PC’s that came out in the late 1980’s. You could buy either the 8 MHz or 12 MHz model and the only difference between them was the clock crystal. Same motherboard, same parts. What some folks did was buy the * MHz model for a lower price and then change the crystal.

WHat IBM did if you had the machine serviced is they removed the 12 MHz crystal and put the 8 MHz crystal back in and then reprogrammed the BIO’s so the 12 MHz crystal wouldn’t work.

I made the remark that IBM was screwing people and one of the reasons I wouldn’t buy their equipment. The woman remarked that since you didn’t pay the extra money, you have no right to change the crystal. She also remarked that you should get punished by the legal system as well. My take is I worked for the money to buy something, my property and my decision to do whatever. Her comeback, she remarked that society has a say and changing the crystal is considered fraud. The woman was kind of nuts.

Today, my opinion is the same. You work for the money to buy something, whatever you do with the item is your business so long as no one is directly harmed (physically injured, maimed, lose job, etc).


28 posted on 01/27/2013 11:47:35 AM PST by CORedneck
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Aren’t cellphones sold unlocked in foreign countries?


30 posted on 01/27/2013 12:28:18 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Uncle Chip; a fool in paradise

Law enforcement my donkey! It’s political corruption in its purest form. Payback for campaign contributions and lunches, excuse me, luncheons at D.C. Trader Vics (as ou can see I haven’t been to the swamp in a while.) Can you think of any objective reasons for this law? Outrage! With an unlocked phone you could travel abroad with it, buy a SIM card there and use it inexpensively (rates tend to be lower elsewhere, and you don’t pay for incoming calls.) Foggetabouit now, mate!


33 posted on 01/27/2013 12:48:53 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Uncle Chip

I’m probably oe of the few people who doesn’t own a cell phone, and I know nothing about ‘em; can someone with some savvy explain to me what’s the big deal about fiddling with one’s own personal property if that property is a cell phone?


34 posted on 01/27/2013 2:37:30 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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