February 12, 2013

DEREK KHANNA: The Law Against Unlocking Cellphones Is Anti-Consumer, Anti-Business, and Anti-Common Sense. “The real problem is not the danger that average people would get a $500,000 fine and 5 years in jail. The problem is that 95% of the accused currently accept a plea deal and would accept almost anything to avoid risking such a stark penalty and that this stark penalty can be used by companies to scare average consumers from exercising their own property rights. For that reason, this restriction violates one of our most basic and fundamental of freedoms and represents an Orwellian invasion of our personal liberty. . . . This isn’t a debate about big business vs. little consumers. It’s a story of crony-capitalism.”