California to introduce ‘Right to Repair’ bill for electronic devices (And others)

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    That should be an interesting read. Thanks for the link to article.
     
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    The fact that there is even controversy about the right to repair stuff that we have purchased is bizarre.
     
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    Calif. is bizarre to begin with.
    This is a warped state.
     
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    Sure, but it's California that's talking about protecting people's right to repair their stuff.
     
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    It's a contractual deal, read fine print.
     
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    Some contracts are illegal, and so invalid.
     
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    Consumers don't have other options, because there is a small number of companies and most of them do the same, because of interconnections between them and supply chain. I think this is fault of too strict regulations about intellectual property rights* making barriers for new companies joining market. It is in the interest of currently big companies from preventing new companies joining competition, so they are lobbying in favor of even stricter IP rights.
    *I believe strict law about physical property and energy sources is good thing, but intellectual property is different in nature.
     
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    So *** stupid. I paid for ______ it's mine. **** ______!
     
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    Insurance Giant Allstate Buys Independent Phone Repair Company, Joins Right to Repair Movement
     
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    Corporations Are Co-Opting Right-to-Repair
     
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    People talk about pollution and wasted resources and the impact on the climate but these greedy manufacturers won't let you repair anything because they want the extra sale. I remember when TV repairman was an actual profession. Now you just throw one away and buy another. I don't want to hear anyone that supports Apple (because they are mentioned as the ones that stopped this last time) complain about the environment.
     
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    The Government Wants to Tackle Big Tech's Repair Monopolies and Planned Obsolescence
    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/...hs-repair-monopolies-and-planned-obsolescence

     
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    This thing is only in USA, I guess. As always, American citizens are milked.
    Limited internet plans and now this...
     
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    That's what the USA is all about. Take what you can get... I guess that's the end of the sentence. You can't fix anything anymore.
     
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    Apple now also warns iPhone 11 users against third-party display repairs
    The tech giant rolled out a similar message for batteries before
    September 26, 2019

    https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/26/apple-iphone-11-warning-display/
     
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    EU brings in 'right to repair' rules for appliances
     
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