"how many people are prosecuted for violating laws, versus laws?"+John McGrath
, outside of the extremely inane/obscure laws - and, given the # of people cited, and prosecuted, per law - I would saw the # of people prosecuted is greater than the # of laws.
Also, people don't fully own a subsidized phone anymore than they own a car they took a loan out on. The fact that carriers want to protect their investment until the contract is over should not
be frowned upon. However, I think the Early Termination Fee was the answer to this problem, not getting the LoC to enact a part of the DMCA.
EDIT: Perhaps I should note that I probably agree with you, John, that there are extra laws. However, when it comes to practice, the ones that actually "matter" (quotation to reflect differences in opinion) seem to be the ones that are actually enforced. Still, it sucks to have so many "dumb" laws around.