Today EFF joins a broad coalition of over 40 groups and individuals in sending a letter calling on Congress to create a permanent phone-unlocking exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and to start the process of reforming the anti-circumvention provisions of that law. The coalition represents not just public interest groups, but startup companies, industry organizations, academics, and others.
Since the White House responded to a widely-circulated petition by calling for a fix to the phone unlocking, we have seen a handful of misguided legislative proposals that would either fail to solve the problem at all, or provide only a temporary solution. In today's letter, we explain why the American public needs a complete and permanent fix:
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