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August , 2014
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Cell phone 'victory' for US recyclers

Source: Recycling International, Date: August , 2014

United States: US president Barack Obama's signing of the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act has been hailed as 'a victory not only for recyclers, but consumers and the environment' by the US Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI).

Previously, electronics manufacturers and telecommunication carriers wielded the power of copyright to control access to information necessary to unlock, refurbish and resell used technological devices. The new law restores the legal right for recyclers and refurbishers to bulk unlock used cell phones for refurbishment and resale.

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http://www.recyclinginternational.com/recycling-news/8078/e-waste-and-batteries/united-states/cell-phone-039-victory-039-us-recyclers

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