NYC and SF to Meet with Phone Makers Over Thefts
Replying to: This won't do much by Globhead
The laws against theft - or murder, for that matter - don't "stop" anyone from committing those crimes if they're intent on doing so. Should we get rid of those laws?
That's not the point. The point is to give law enforcement and prosecutors the tools they needs to take action when bad guys are caught. It's also hoped that the law might discourage some phone theft. But "stop"? No, no one is saying that.
There are a lot of bad laws. Laws and regulations against jailbreaking and unlocking your phone, I question. But this one is - at worst - benign. No one has a legitimate reason to change their IMEI.