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"Right to Repair" bill proposed to help people with broken electronics

'Right to Repair' bill proposed to help people with broken electronics

A California assemblywoman has proposed legislation that would require manufacturers of electronics to make repair information, diagnostic tools and service parts available to device owners and independent repair shops.  (Source: FOX 8 graphic) A California assemblywoman has proposed legislation that would require manufacturers of electronics to make repair information, diagnostic tools and service parts available to device owners and independent repair shops. (Source: FOX 8 graphic)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Some lawmakers think creating a new law will help people frustrated with obstacles they face when they try to get digital devices repaired.

California assemblywoman Susan Eggman has proposed legislation that would require manufacturers of electronics to make repair information, diagnostic tools and service parts available to device owners and independent repair shops. 

She thinks the law will help people who can't afford the high price of manufacturer-based repairs. She also thinks the law will encourage more customers to follow through with repairs, rather than replacing devices. She argues that will help limit the amount of electronic waste.

Engadget reports Apple's response to a similar proposal in Nebraska was that such a law would turn that state into a "mecca for hackers."

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