Unchain Your Phone With the Unlocking Technology Act

The Unlocking Technology Act provides an effective fix to a real problem in copyright: companies can exploit one-sided laws to prohibit users from modifying or repairing their devices by locking the technology with software.

One casualty of that massive copyright overreach is phone unlocking. Common sense may tell us that copyright law shouldn't prevent people from unlocking their legally purchased devices to work with other carriers, but the legal situation is murky. Earlier this year, over 100,000 Americans petitioned the White House for a fix.

And the problem isn't limited to phones—it can affect almost every device you own. Already these restrictions have ensnared security researchers, film makers, software developers, and more—people that are engaged in legitimate and non-infringing activities.

Please tell Congress now that you support this essential fix to a bad copyright law.