The country's largest prepaid wireless company, TracFone Wireless, said it may file a federal lawsuit to repeal a recent rule from the Library of Congress that exempts mobile-phone locking software from U.S. copyright law. The Office ruled that consumers can legally unlock their cell phones in order to use them with competing carriers. The new ruling could hurt TracFone's business since the company has used this copyright law in court to stop smaller companies from buying and unlocking large quantities of TracFone handsets and reselling them elsewhere.
For more about TracFone's potential lawsuit:
- check out this article from RCR Wireless News