The library of Congress has announced that for the next three years there will be a set of provision to allow the circumvention of copyrighted material. General usage will allow the circumvention of these works to assist those with disabilities to enjoy DVD's and E-Books. A more pertinent use of the new rules will allow you to unlock your phone to allow for the compatibility of different software. The rule also overturns a previous ruling that claims unlocking your phone to use it with another carrier. You will no longer be allowed to unlock your phones for use with another company. The phone now must be purchased from the network provider that it is intended to be used on. Unlocking of tablet devices will still be prohibited.
Via Ars Technica