Thursday, January 26, 2017

Five States Are Considering ‘Right To Repair’ Bills For Electronics

According to MotherBoard, Lawmakers in Nebraska, Minnesota, New York, Massachusetts and Kansas have introduced legislation that would enshrine the “Right to Repair” electronics, which means manufacturers such will have to sell replacement parts to independent repair shops and consumers and will also have to make their diagnostic and service manuals public. “Limited authorized channels result in inflated, high repair prices and high overturn of electronic items,” the legislators who introduced the New York bill wrote. “Another concern is the large amount of electronic waste created by the inability to affordably repair broken electronics.” Thoughts ? It would be nice to be able to fix your own computer with the proper parts and not unofficial ones.

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