Region-locking has been used since the dawn of the video game era but it might not be around for much longer. On whitehouse.gov a new petition has showed up to stop the use of region locking for games, movies, software, and Internet traffic handling. The bill hopes to help with giving consumers the right to choose to import digital goods and services from out of the country. This would not be limited to physical media as data is included in this as well.
The petition was created yesterday and the deadline to collect the goal of 100,000 signatures is February 15th. So far over 1,300 signatures have been acquired but only time will tell if they will meet their goal in time.