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Support Thomas Massie's "Unlocking Technology Act of 2013!"

We all know about Massie's fight against the internet tax and for hemp legalization, but he recently also co-sponsored a bill to reform the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act). It would legalize cell phone unlocking on both the consumer and producer side. Cell phone locks are digital locks that prevent you from using a Sprint phone on a Verizon network or using a USA Sprint phone on a European Sprint network. The bill would make it legal to repair cars, trucks, and other electronics. It would also enable important work by security researchers. I haven't seen it discussed much by libertarian activists, but this is a big deal. Here's information about the bill along with a suggested phone call format:

http://fixthedmca.org/unlocking-technology-act.html
I indirectly quoted parts of my explaination from here.

Let's all do everything we can to apply pressure on our representatives to support this bill. It would also be very helpful if you got other people to call their Congressmen or sign petitions and spread it around as much as possible. Other than legalizing hemp, this is possibly our only chance to deregulate anything until at least after 2014.

If by chance you prefer emailing over phone calls, here's a link to an email petition:

https://action.eff.org/o/9042/p/dia/action3/common/public/?a...

Please comment and keep this thread alive to help drum up support!



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Come on people! Let's get some chatter going to keep this alive to maximize support!

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...Somewhere in the description, explain what "unlocking" your cell phone is, and why it would be beneficial to our liberties? I have to admit, i know Thomas Massie, but I don't have a clue what this is about.. :)

Keep your eye on the prize! - Ending legal tender laws in order for the Federal Reserve System to self-destruct is of the upmost importance.
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Is this better?

I just added more stuff. Is this better?

Ah yes...

..Now I can get a feeling for what it is about :)

Just bumped it.

Keep going at it relentlessly, a lot of posts sometimes get buried in the mud. Don't give up. :)

Keep your eye on the prize! - Ending legal tender laws in order for the Federal Reserve System to self-destruct is of the upmost importance.
What in the World are They Spraying https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf0khstYDLA
http://geoengineeringwatch.org

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I have to admit, I expected more interest in this. Should I have worded or titled anything differently?

bump for petition signatures!

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"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

Thanks!

Thanks for the bump!