Right to Repair

There is an emerging movement, especially in the United States, towards ensuring that any item purchased can be repaired by individuals or organisation other than the manufacturers or their service agents.

Modern technology, including computers, phones, and vehicles, is becoming increasingly complex and repairing them requires access to specialised parts, diagnostic equipment, and service data.  Some companies deny access by the owner of the item to service data making repairs difficult and expensive.

The Right to Repair requires legislation to be enacted by the Government.

Repairing older technology was characterised by ease of obtaining service manuals, and generic parts that were reasonably priced.
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