Journalist covering politics and technology policy for Mashable. Also shooting pictures.
A new bill making it legal to unlock your cellphone or other mobile device has arrived in the House of Representatives.
The Unlocking Technology Act of 2013 would also make it legal to circumvent digital rights management (DRM) locks to use protected content in a way that doesn’t violate copyright law and to develop and sell cellphone unlocking software.
Taken together, Khanifar and Khanna’s ideas have appeal to partisans on either side of the ideological divide. Liberals should connect with Khanifar’s consumer choice argument, while conservatives will find comfortable ground in Khanna’s property rights motif.