Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Americans face 5 years behind bars for jailbreaking cellphones. (VIDEO)

For most Americans, cellphones are essentially another body part. But while they are free to choose their model and carrier, sometimes the phone isn't supported by their —Āompany. In that case, some people have turned to jailbreaking their phones, which is the process of hacking into the operating system of a phone and unlocking it so that the phone can be used by any carrier.

However, a new version of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act makes that illegal - and violators could face up to five years in prison and $500,000 dollars in fees if caught. Derek Khanna of the Yale Law Information Society Project joins us for more.

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