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Right to Repair


Kyle Wiens is the CEO of iFixit, the free repair manual. The right to repair physical items and the right to use and alter software as you see fit are closely related, especially since so many everyday items now integrate software, often in ways that detract from rather than enhancing your experience in using the product.

Along these lines, Kyle and iFixit have fought for the right to unlock cell phones, repair tractors, and alter other items, in both courtrooms and workshops. Kyle’s talk explains why the right to repair is so crucial, the legislative efforts to defend and expand this right, and the latest news from the right to repair movement, including the battle against the DMCA, which bans breaking encryption on hardware that you rightfully own.


2 years, 1 month ago

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