Gearlog reports: "As a Thanksgiving present to American consumers, the US copyright office last week recommended that Americans be allowed to unlock their cell phones. This is so enticing, so exciting, and so confusing, that I thought I'd give a little rundown on what it actually does and doesn't mean."
This is great news for cellular consumers. The nice thing about the ruling is that it gives you the right to go to a third party to get your phone unlocked legally.
Personal, several months ago after being with my carrier for almost a year I requested the code to unlock my phone and they complied without any problems. So the ruling is a small victory, but none the less a victory.