Apple is planning to fight proposed electronics “Right to Repair” legislation being considered by the Nebraska state legislature, according to a source within the legislature who is familiar with the bill’s path through the statehouse.
The legislation would require Apple and other electronics manufacturers to sell repair parts to consumers and independent repair shops, and would require manufacturers to make diagnostic and service manuals available to the public.
This is completely normal in the automotive sector, and I see no reason why the tech sector should be any different.
Why Govs force automovile sector to release the pieces and related info to properly fix cars? For security reasons.
Same way, we could say, that if Samsung (and Apple & others) would have released pieces and related info to properly fix phone mobiles, then, they might not have catch fire…
So why can’t those Companies that make products that are dangerous (directly by catching fire, or indirectly by not protecting properly some electrical pieces), be forced to release proper replacement pieces and proper information about how to fix any problem with them?
Let’s say it’s time to start doing things right and send to prison those who were bought by such companies to shit in the people’s safety.
Edited 2017-02-16 23:24 UTC