Right to Repair will never be effectively legislated, until it is fully defined

The basic tenets of the Right to Repair movement are sound, but lRight to Repair mavens and corporations need to figure out exactly what it means before ill-informed public officials start chiming in on how the fix the issue.

Right-to-repair heats up with FTC support. Photo credit: AppleRight-to-Repair heats up with FTC support. Photo credit: Apple

It doesn’t take much to find a hot take about what Right to Repair means, and you’re reading another one. These definitions range on Capitol Hill and the Internet from requiring manufacturers to stop using special screws and a user-replaceable battery mandate, to the very light-touch (and existing law) of a repair on an unrelated component not voiding a device’s entire warranty.

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