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Thursday March 08, 2018

California 18th State to Consider Right to Repair Legislation

In a funny twist the home of Slicon Valley has become the 18th state to consider a Right to Repair Act. The RTRA would require repair guides and parts be made available to the public and repair shops so consumers can get their electronics repaired at places other than the OEM. All of this is setting up to be one heck of a fight with the OEMs.

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"The Right to Repair Act will provide consumers with the freedom to have their electronic products and appliances fixed by a repair shop or service provider of their choice, a practice that was taken for granted a generation ago but is now becoming increasingly rare in a world of planned obsolescence," Susan Talamantes Eggman, a Democrat from Stockton who introduced the bill said in a statement.