June 16: Fair Repair Act
The passage of this bill means that repairs should become less expensive and more comprehensive: people who want to fix their own stuff can.
Source: The Verge
Published: June 2022
Fair Repair Act
Planned obsolescence is the calculated act of making sure the existing version of a product will become dated or useless within a given timeframe.
Still awaiting a final signature by New York’s Governor, the Fair Repair Act is a bill that would tackle a decades-long planned obsolescence issue within the electronics industry.
The New York state legislature has passed a U.S. first “right to repair” bill covering electronics. The Fair Repair Act would require all manufacturers who sell digital electronic products within state borders to make tools, parts, and instructions for repair available to both consumers and independent repair shops.
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