Why We Must Fight for the Right to Repair our Electronics

Pending U.S. legislation could force manufacturers to make repair parts and information available at fair prices.

Apple’s iPhone 6 Error 53 Powers the Right to Repair Movement

                In the recent weeks, consumers have been speaking out against an error that renders iPhone 6 unusable; error 53 is the way iPhone 6 responds if a third party repair vendor replaces the phone’s fingerprint sensor. Apple has programmed this error carefully to deter any end users from patronizing a non-authorized Apple repair vendor as the third party repair vendors have no way to sync the phone with the new fingerprint sensor.

Buyer's Guide to Digital Electronic Equipment: No strings attached

Many products with digital parts are sold with “strings” designed to lock buyers into high-margin post-purchase contracts for such things as “Support”, “Maintenance”, and “Upgrades”.  Some contracts are so intertwined into the purchase that buyers are forced to replace fully functional equipment on a schedule dictated by the manufacturer.

This blog allows you to learn how you can protect yourself from policies that limit your exposure to hidden permission issues that threaten your right of ownership and create nonessential replacement costs. 

Consumers Can Hardly Believe What’s at Stake in the Kirtsaeng Case

Here's an article that we found on http://ownersrightsinitiative.org that we feel is so important that we would like to share it with you:

Sign the Citizens’ Petition for Ownership Rights

First it was the UsedSoft vs. Oracle case, and now this… Kirtsaeng vs. John Wiley & Sons.   Once again manufacturers need to get a grip and stop trying to monopolize their industries in their entirety.  Kirtsaeng vs. John Wiley & Sons is an upcoming Supreme Court case, which involves an eBay seller (Kirtsaeng) who was sued by a textbook publisher (John Wiley & Sons) for reselling books. 

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