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As reported on Wired.com (link below) the the FTC recently voted to enforce laws around Right to Repair, ensuring that consumers will be able to repair their own electronic and automotive devices. The vote comes days after President Biden signed an executive order aimed at promoting competition in the US economy. The order encouraged the FTC to Read more…

President Biden, earlier this week, signed an Executive Order called on the FTC to institute rules to curb anticompetitive restrictions that limit consumers’ ability to repair gadgets on their own terms. There are 72 initiatives in the order, aimed at promoting competition in the US economy, Biden specifically asked the FTC to crack down on “unfair anticompetitive Read more…

NY Rep Joe Morelle has introduced the Fair Repair Act, which requires device manufacturers to provide diagnostic and repair information, parts, and tools to third-party repair shops “in a timely manner and on fair and reasonable terms.” Additionally, the bill would allow the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general to carry out enforcement by penalizing violators. Read more…

It appears that antitrust expert Lina Khan won’t just be joining the FTC as a commissioner, she’ll be appointed as the FTC’s new Chair.  Khan, who is an associate professor at Columbia Law School, has been called a “fierce advocate for consumers”, and Right-to-Repair folks are calling it a “win.” Kahn has investigated anti-competitive practices of big tech Read more…

Our friends at Repair.org have let us know that New York State now has matching bills in both houses of the legislature, with S4104 in the Senate, and A7006 in the Assembly.  If you live in NY, or you know anyone who does, now’s the time to get involved. There are already 9 cosponsors in the Senate and 34 in Read more…

Great news from Washington, DC today, and a giant step forward in Right-To-Repair (R2R) when the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) published an in-depth report looking at how product repair restrictions from manufacturers, negatively impact consumers and small businesses in various ways. In other words, they are FOR Right to Repair! Titled Nixing the Fix the report covers a many of Read more…

** Updated news HERE** New York Legislators Senator Breslin and Assemblywoman Lupardo have re-filed Digital Fair Repair for new bill numbers.  We, along with Repair.org, urge you to contact your legislators and support this bill. Additional details can be found here —   NWIDA members, contact us today if you need our assistance and if you’re not yet a Read more…

If you’re a repair shop looking to hire, or if you’re a technician looking for work, we have great news for you! CellBotics, a NWIDA VP, now has a job board available! They know there is a huge need for technicians in the industry. Because CellBotics is a repair training center, they receive website visits from experienced Read more…

Recently, 5 states introduced or continued their work on Right to Repair bills. If you live or work in Florida  Delaware Oklahoma South Carolina or  Vermont We urge you to contact your state legislators and voice your support for these bills.  NWIDA works closely with Repair.org in order to ensure fair legislation for our members and the Read more…

While this Ballot question spoke to car repairs, it helps all right to repair, including wireless and computers. Massachusetts voters approved (with 75% approval!) a measure requiring car manufacturers to let people access vehicle data for repairs. Question 1 amends a landmark 2012 “right to repair” law in the state. Manufacturers will have until car model year Read more…

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