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Kearnstd
Space Elf
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join:2002-01-22
Mullica Hill, NJ
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reply to FFH

Re: Just Two More Days To Unlock Your Phone, Then Breaking law

its only violating the DMCA though, not really an important law.

The speed limit on a straight dry road with no traffic on a clear sunny day is more important than the DMCA.

Violating the DMCA is one of those laws that can be broken without any moral issues because doing so puts nobody in harm(physical or financial.) This is where the DMCA falls flat on its face, While most laws exist to protect people or at least make it illegal to harm people and as such you get arrested for snatching purses and punching people in the face. unlocking your phone causes nobody any harm and puts nobody at risk for injury or financial loss.


openbox9
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join:2004-01-26
Germany
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And none of that invalidates the law. Just because you're morally (morality loses an argument almost every time, IMO) ok with violating a law, doesn't mean it's ok. Granted, many of the provisions in the DMCA are unenforceable, including this ruling, so I guess you can take comfort in that.