Ars: Today the White House posted its response to the petition. The administration opposes the Library of Congress’ position, and it called for legislation to make consumers’ freedom to unlock their phones crystal clear.
“If you have paid for your mobile device, and aren’t bound by a service agreement or other obligation, you should be able to use it on another network,” writes R. David Edelman, a White House advisor. “It’s common sense, crucial for protecting consumer choice, and important for ensuring we continue to have the vibrant, competitive wireless market that delivers innovative products and solid service to meet consumers’ needs.”
Just when I think you couldn’t get any dumber, you go ahead and do something like this. And TOTALLY REDEEM YOURSELF! Barry, dude, this is the tits. I mean, so far, a lot of what you’ve done in regards to electronics and the Internet is bad. You’ve violated the 1st, 4th, and 9th amendments in your quest to destroy our right to free expression and privacy. But at least you think that we should be able to do whatever we want to hardware that WE PAY FOR.