IFixit: The Right to Repair
What if everyone had free access to a repair manual for everything they owned? Making repair accessible to everyone is the best shot we’ve got at reducing e-waste and starting to make our high-tech lives sustainable.
Original story by LibrePlanet 2021 and the Free Software Foundation. Published 2021-03-22, Originally published 2021-03-21.
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Right to repair is working to make that happen -- to restore a small amount of freedom to the hardware world. We've introduced legislation in over 20 states and are pushing manufacturers to release schematics and security patches for embedded systems.
Learn the latest in the fight from one of the leaders of the movement. We're also in the midst of a big fight over the most evil section of the DMCA, the dreaded Section 1201 that bans breaking encryption on hardware that you rightfully own.
"Kyle Wiens is the CEO of iFixit, the free repair manual. He’s dedicated his life to defeating the second law of thermodynamics, a battle fought in the courtroom as often as in the workshop. The Right to Repair campaign has, so far, successfully legalized cell phone unlocking and tractor repair."