Both Republicans and Democrats are pursuing laws to make it easier for people to fix cellphones, cars, even hospital ventilators. In Europe, the movement is further along. Apple is a HUGE right to Repair villain. It affects not only game consoles or farm equipment, but cellphones, military gear, refrigerators, automobiles and even hospital ventilators. In August, a bill was introduced in Congress to block manufacturers’ limits on medical devices, spurred by the pandemic. In Europe, the European Commission announced plans in March for new right-to-repair rules that would cover phones, tablets, and laptops by 2021. The goal of right-to-repair rules, advocates say, is to require companies to make their parts, tools and information available to consumers and repair shops. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/23/climate/right-to-repair.html?utm_source=pocket-newtab ................................................................................... #technology #screwapple #righttorepair #news
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