Right to repair movement
The Right to repair movement is a campaign demanding the manufacturers to allow consumers to repair their electronic gadgets by increasing the production of the required spare parts, tools and information. Its origin can be traced back to the beginning of the computer era in the 1950s. Currently, manufacturers are dictating who can fix the devices to make the overall repair process expensive and encourage consumers to buy the latest versions of these gadgets.
In line with this campaign, the US President Joe Biden had recently signed an executive order directing the Federal Trade Commission to ban restrictions imposed by the manufacturers that limit the consumers? ability to repair their gadgets on their own terms.
Written by IAS POINT