Route Fifty: Pandemic Drives Phone, Computer ‘Right-to-Repair’ Bills

Route Fifty: Pandemic Drives Phone, Computer ‘Right-to-Repair’ Bills. “The legislation would loosen restrictions on manufacturers’ information and parts and allow small repair shops and handy device owners to do their own fixing. Manufacturers and distributors of brand-name products are opposed. They say unauthorized repairs are unsafe and compromise security by putting nonstandard components into machines which, they say, makes them more vulnerable to hacking. Supporters of the right-to-repair bills dispute those assertions.”

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