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What's with the DVD ripping aspect of these laws? So people who have purchased legitimate software to do just this now have to throw it away in order to comply? Do these people even think before making these idiotic laws? Whatever happened to fair use backups?

Furthermore, every blank CD or DVD you purchase, a portion of that sale goes to the record and movie industry whether you use it to burn movies/music or not. So we pay for the right to do it but can't do it... gotta love corporate America.
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It will directly affect stores like Newegg, not being able to sell unlocked phones.
Tsk tsk tsk capitalism
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I'm curious as to how these laws actually came into effect. There is no way people actually voted for this, just a few people at the top deciding what's best for everyone else.

These corporations are not very smart if they are the ones that brought these laws into existence. The only ones they're hurting is themselves. People will import phones, or just continue to rip their dvd collection, unlock their US phones and tablets. This really feels more like an annoying splinter rather than a full on law. I highly doubt it would even be enforced strictly.
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not like anyone will be following this law anyway....I know I won't be.

I already don't follow MJ laws, because they are retarded and I use it for medicinal purposes.
post #25 of 192
It's against the law because it's not in the corporations best interest. The golden rule: Whoever has the money, makes the rules.

Sounds like people will be "sticking it to the man" simply by not paying this "law" any notice. Although i do think, slowly but surely, they'll conform.

This is how peoples liberties will be pulled from under their noses; one little bit at a time. Reduced odds of any kind of outcry.
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Yeah seriously. We paid for our electronics, let us do whatever we want next. I wonder what absurd law they're going to think of doing next, "let's ban overclocking computers?"

You know, that could be quite feasible under the current trend of things, and especially as electronic devices will be more integrated into our lives as time passes (perhaps literally, in the future).

I remember having to flash onboard GPU BIOS's to overclock - just how i like it, none of this locked software rubbish (MSI,TRIXX, etc) we use now that various programs and even the OS can interfere with.
Edited by Thingamajig - 10/27/12 at 2:10pm
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It's against the law because it's not in the corporations best interest. The golden rule: Whoever has the money, makes the rules.
Sounds like people will be "sticking it to the man" simply by not paying this "law" any notice. Although i do think, slowly but surely, they'll conform.
This is how peoples liberties will be pulled from under their noses; one little bit at a time. Reduced odds of any kind of outcry.

how will they enforce this law? I can bet you anything people of OCN of all places will be the last to "conform" to this new law, lol.
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It will directly affect stores like Newegg, not being able to sell unlocked phones.

I don't that that applies... those phones come directly from the manufacturer unlocked.

If I'm not mistaken, this law only applies to unlocking phones that are the "property" of a cell carrier, ex: a phone requiring a 2yr contract with AT&T/TMobile/Sprint branding on it
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how will they enforce this law? I can bet you anything people of OCN of all places will be the last to "conform" to this new law, lol.

Condition people enough and you can make them do anything.

Make people believe unlocking is just as a big taboo as piracy, ban its discussion on forums, etc. That's a good start.
Edited by Thingamajig - 10/27/12 at 2:17pm
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Originally Posted by Arkanor View Post

Well since they already know how to jailbreak they'll probably be fine.

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That is hilarious!
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america the beautiful and corrupt, the canadians will sell the americans all the unlocked phones now, good buisness for us
Ah, good ol' America "Beautiful and corrupt"
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