Tag Archives: DMCA

Cell Phone Unlocking Push Moves to Congress

House and Senate Judiciary Committee leaders joined the cell phone unlocking debate last week by introducing a pair of new bills.  If enacted, the bills would overturn an October 2012 regulation issued by the Library of Congress, which effectively prohibits consumers from unlocking cell phones purchased after January 26, 2013 so that they may be … Continue Reading

White House Calls for Legalization of Some Cell Phone Unlocking

The Obama administration issued a statement on Monday declaring that consumers not bound by service agreements should be able to unlock their cellular devices for use with other network providers.  In the official response to a petition on the We The People website, a senior White House advisor on the Internet, innovation and privacy agreed … Continue Reading

N.Y. Court Holds that DMCA Safe Harbor Applies to Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

Recently, in UMG Recordings v. Escape Media Group, a New York state court held that the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) may provide the operator of the website grooveshark.com protection against state law copyright claims based on pre-1972 sound recordings. The DMCA provides a “safe harbor” against legal liability for … Continue Reading