Fight to Repair

Fight to Repair

'I’m Possibly Alive Because It Exists:' Why Sleep Apnea Patients Rely on a CPAP Machine Hacker

An Australian hacker has spent thousands of hours hacking the DRM that medical device manufacturers put on CPAP machines to create a free tool that lets patients modify their treatment.
Jason Koebler
11.15.18
Right to Repair

Microsoft Is Being Sued Over the Xbox One's Warranty-Void-if-Removed Sticker

"The goal is to intimidate consumers and repair organizations and deceive them into thinking that that a warranty is void if anybody other than Microsoft opens up the box."
Matthew Gault
11.9.18
Right to Repair

Amazon Is Kicking All Unauthorized Apple Refurbishers Off Amazon Marketplace

Amazon told independent refurbishers that it will now only allow "authorized resellers" to sell Apple products on Amazon Marketplace.
Jason Koebler
11.9.18
Right to Repair

45 Out of 50 Electronics Companies Illegally Void Warranties After Independent Repair, Sting Operation Finds

New research showed that 90 percent of contacted companies told customers that repairing their own device would void the warranty; that's illegal under federal law.
Matthew Gault
10.11.18
Fight to Repair

DHS Seizes Aftermarket iPhone Screens From Prominent Right-to-Repair Advocate

Jessa Jones is a highly respected iPhone repair professional and recently testified as an expert witness in a class action lawsuit against Apple.
Jason Koebler
5.11.18
Fight to Repair

E-Waste Recycler Heading to Prison: 'I Live For' Recycling and Right to Repair

Eric Lundgren is facing a 15-month prison sentence for selling counterfeit Windows restore discs.
Matthew Gault
5.7.18
Right to Repair

Appliance Companies Are Lobbying to Protect Their DRM-Fueled Repair Monopolies

Three letters obtained by Motherboard show that Dyson, LG, and Wahl are fighting right-to-repair legislation.
Jason Koebler
4.25.18
Right to Repair

Apple Sued an Independent iPhone Repair Shop Owner and Lost

Apple said an unauthorized repair shop owner in Norway violated its trademark by using aftermarket iPhone parts, but a court decided in favor of the shop owner.
Jason Koebler
4.13.18
Right to Repair

FTC Says 'Warranty Void If Removed' Stickers Are Bullshit, Warns Manufacturers They're Breaking the Law

Federal law says you can repair your own things, and manufacturers cannot force you to use their own repair services.
Matthew Gault
4.10.18
Opinion

America's Farmers Are Becoming Prisoners to Agriculture's Technological Revolution

Big data, proprietary systems, and restrictive EULA agreements threaten farmers, but the right to repair movement shows they are fighting back.
Rian Wanstreet
3.8.18
Right to Repair

The Right to Repair Battle Has Come to Silicon Valley

A California lawmaker is making the state the 18th in the country to consider legislation that would make it easier to fix your things.
Jason Koebler
3.7.18
MWC

Giant Art Installation Outside MWC Protests Planned Obsolescence

There's a right to repair protest in front of the world's largest cell phone conference.
Mack DeGeurin
2.28.18
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