IMEI changing kit for GTA02
openmoko-community at njw.me.uk
Wed Feb 19 11:26:49 CET 2014
On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 10:19:12AM +0100, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> According to http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2002/31/section/1 it is a full (not semi) offence with up to 5 years in prison in the UK.
> And even possessing such a tool isn't allowed:
Eugh. What a horrible piece of legislation. What *should* happen is
that it should be repealed now that mobile phone theft is far less
than it was when it was drafted, and known abuses of surveillance
are far higher. I have precisely zero faith in anything like that
happening, particularly in the UK.
Although, reading section 1(3)(b) of the first legislation, it looks
like it's legal if the manufacturer permits it in writing. So someone
at OM should say "yeah, sure, whatever", which would make us a
little safer ;)
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