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Nineteen states now considering 'right to repair' legislation

California is the latest to join a handful of states considering "right to repair" legislation covering today's electronic products.<p>With nearly every …

Consumer Protection

Easy Fix

Lisa Larson-Walker The people have spoken, and they want their phones to last. And across the nation, elected officials are proposing a type of …


Proposed California law would give you the right to repair your tech

The Right to Repair<p>On March 7, lawmaker Susan Talamantes Eggman introduced the California Right to Repair Act. If passed, the bill would make it …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Tractor hacking new underground revolution

Many midwest American farmers feel their sovereignty and sense of independence has been violated by the electronic lockups integral to new farm …


America's Farmers Are Becoming Prisoners to Agriculture's Technological Revolution

Big data, proprietary systems, and restrictive EULA agreements threaten farmers, but the right to repair movement shows they are fighting back.<p><i>Rian Wanstreet (@rianeliza) is a PhD Student at the University of Washington and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Media and Data Studies.</i><p>Farmers …

John Deere

California becomes the 18th state to introduce right to repair bill

But it’ll be an uphill battle to get it passed into law<p>California has become the latest state to propose the Right to Repair Act, which would require electronics manufacturers to make repair information and parts available to product owners and to third-party repair shops and services.<p>The bill was …

New Hampshire

Canon launches major US patent breach crackdown | OPI - Office Products International


Computer refurbisher appeals for freedom after trying to prolong lives of PCs

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Computer refurbisher appeals for freedom…<p>COPYRIGHT LAW<p>Shutterstock.com.<p>Eric Lundgren, an electronics recycling advocate and computer …

Online Privacy

My perspective - Of combines and code

Details<p><b>Kate Jackman - Atkinson</b><b><br>Neepawa Banner & Press</b><p>What do a tractor and Microsoft Word have in common? A lot, if equipment manufacturers get their …

John Deere
Intellectual Property

I got my iPhone’s battery replaced, and I’m angry Apple didn’t tell me to sooner

Blame me for not asking, but Apple should be more upfront about how repairs can save old iPhones<p>Two weeks ago, I went to an Apple Store and had a new battery put in my iPhone 6S. The very next day, I realized how unusable my old battery had been making my phone.<p>The repair restored functionality …

Mobile Technology

Updated: A New Lobbying Group is fighting Right to Repair Laws

Consumer advocates and proponents of right to repair laws in 17 states have a new enemy to worry about. The Security Innovation Center, with backing …

Cory Doctorow

Lobbyists release push-poll in an effort to tank Right to Repair bills and control independent security research

The Security Innovation Center is a lobbying group backed by CompTIA, CTIA, TechNet and the Consumer Technology Association for the express purpose …

Cory Doctorow

Biography of George Washington

Childhood and Education<p>Parents Augustine and Mary Ball Washington<p>George's father, Augustine Washington, was a leading planter in the area and also …

James Madison

Ten Facts About Washington's Presidency

Unanimously elected President of the United States twice, George Washington played an essential part in shaping the role and function of the …

George Washington

Whiskey Rebellion

Be Washington: It's Your Turn to Lead<p>Step into the boots of the first president in this exciting interactive experience.<p>Explore the History<p>In 1776, …


Genet Affair

Following the execution of King Louis XVI by French revolutionaries, and their subsequent declaration of war on Great Britain, Washington was faced …

World History

The most important 20 minutes of practice | Inside Pitch Magazine

<i>article by Trent Mongero</i><p>When it comes to baseball, it seems everyone is looking for some “secret sauce,” “a magic drill,” or “hidden knowledge” that …

Protect consumers' right to repair manufactured devices

Who should have the right and resources to fix the things we have and use in our lives? And what role might repair play, even — or perhaps especially …

Product Design

After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople

FONTANA, Calif. — At a steel factory dwarfed by the adjacent Auto Club Speedway, Fernando Esparza is working toward his next promotion.<p>Esparza is a …

College & University

Tractor Hacking: Watch Our Documentary About Farmers Fighting for the Right to Repair

We went to Nebraska to meet the farmers fighting John Deere's repair monopoly.<p>About a year ago, I found out about a community of farmers who trade firmware hacks for John Deere tractors on forums and torrent sites. These aren’t criminals; they’re average farmers who are frustrated with and …


Dec. 14, 1799: The excruciating final hours of President George Washington

It was a house call no physician would relish. On Dec. 14, 1799, three doctors were summoned to Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Va., to attend to a …

Mount Vernon

Tractor-Hacking Farmers Are Leading a Revolt Against Big Tech's Repair Monopolies

Farmers across the country are fighting John Deere's repair monopoly—and winning.<p>Kyle Schwarting is a farmer by trade, and a hacker by necessity. His farm, about 20 minutes outside the city limits of Lincoln, Nebraska, is full of tractors and agricultural equipment, which he picks up in various …


Heavy debate ensues over ‘right to repair’ bill

House committee hearing attracts broad industry interest<p>by bob sanders<p>Published: February 13, 2018<p>Paul Monahan, director of clinical engineering at …

John Deere

Every consumer should have the right to repair their property

I’m one of your constituents, and I’m asking you to support Right to Repair legislation in 2018.<p>That is how I, among many, began my letter to my …

Home Improvement