"The clock to unlock a new mobile phone is running out.
In October 2012, the Librarian of Congress, who determines exemptions to a strict anti-hacking law called the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), decided that unlocking mobile phones would no longer be allowed. But the librarian provided a 90-day window during which people could still buy a phone and unlock it. That window closes on January 26."
Once again the .GOV bowing to special interest groups, (The Phone Manufacturers - Apple, Motorola, Samsung, etc) to lock you into long term contracts, and lessen your right to choose.