FCC Chairman Wants Carriers to Start Unlocking Phones Pronto

Act by the holidays or face FCC action, Tom Wheeler says in a letter to the cellphone trade group CTIA.
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“Hands-Off”: The Impossible Promise

Inside Yahoo, Tumblr will be caught in the tectonic grinding of conflicting interests.
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Bill Introduced to Re-Legalize Cellphone Unlocking

Senators on both sides of the aisle have introduced a bill that would support the right of cellphone owners to unlock their devices.
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Cellphone Unlock Proponent Moves Forward With Attack Against DMCA

After getting the White House behind cellphone unlocking rights, Sina Khanifar is moving forward with his push to reform the Digital Millenium Copyright Act itself.
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Backer of Cellphone Unlocking Petition Sets Sights on Modifying Copyright Act

The man behind the petition to re-legalize unlocking of cellphones now has a broader target: The Digital Millenium Copyright Act itself.
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A Race, a Crash and the Nascar Approach to YouTube Video Takedowns

A massive car crash at a Daytona Beach race ends in pulled footage from YouTube.
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PSA: Unlocking Phones Without Carrier Permission Becomes Illegal on Saturday

Think twice before you unlock your new cellphone.
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Court Says Viacom vs. YouTube Copyright Fight Will Go Another Round

The first real victory for Viacom in a five-year-old case. A big deal for both Web and media companies.
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Viacom and Google Pick Up the Gloves, Again

The YouTube copyright case — now more than four years old — won’t go away. In the real world, though, most media companies have made their peace with the world’s biggest video site.
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Why the MP3Tunes Case Is a Big Deal You Won’t Notice

Had it gone the other way, EMI’s lawsuit against Michael Robertson and his music locker could have been a problem for Google and Amazon. And maybe YouTube and Tumblr and lots of other Web services. But since it didn’t …
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Judge: RealDVD Antitrust Case Real Stupid

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