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AnonFTW

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reply to skeechan

Re: I'm still not sure how locking a phone is a "digital ri

The gist of it is that you're modifying propitiatory, copyrighted code code created by the carrier, thus, it's a DMCA violation. If the carrier creates code to lock the handset to their network and you alter that code, you're violating the DMCA. Or at least the wording is so broad that is how it can be interpreted.



skeechan
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SIM locks are "built" by the phone manufacturers though aren't they, not actually written by the carriers themselves. So it would have to be Apple, Samsung or Google that would have a claim of copyright if that piece of code is considered a literary work. For example it is Apple wrote that code present in the iPhone, not AT&T thus AT&T has no copyright claim on that SIM lock code.



MovieLover76

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I signed the petition and I think your right, if anyone had this right it would be the phone manufacturer. Though the fact that this is considered under the DMCA is absurd in itself.


Kearnstd
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reply to skeechan

The thing is I do not know if Google could claim copyright for altering the code if it is at the OS level. the Android core at least is open source.

Apple might be able to as iOS is not open source.
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skeechan
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And google isn't going to give a crap about unlocking the phone.



AnonFTW

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reply to skeechan

said by skeechan:

SIM locks are "built" by the phone manufacturers though aren't they, not actually written by the carriers themselves. So it would have to be Apple, Samsung or Google that would have a claim of copyright if that piece of code is considered a literary work. For example it is Apple wrote that code present in the iPhone, not AT&T thus AT&T has no copyright claim on that SIM lock code.

Who are they owned by, though?