It's time to end the monopoly on repair.
When manufacturers own the only repair shop around, prices go up and quality goes down. Competition protects customers, and consumers are demanding a change.
86% of Voters
in Massachusetts overrode big car companies and passed the Automobile Owners’ Right to Repair Law in 2012.
signed a petition to legalize cell phone unlocking. The White House and Congress responded by changing the law.
have joined open source repair groups like iFixit to learn how to fix their stuff—because manufacturers won't help.
Big manufacturers are putting small repair shops out of business. It's bad for business, it's bad for consumers, and it's bad for our country.
Medical device companies
Every year, it's harder and harder for hospitals and clinics to get the manuals and parts that they need to keep life-saving equipment operational.
Companies like Apple, Toshiba, and Nikon refuse to sell service parts and are actively working to shut down independent repair businesses.
As more and more electronics are added to agricultural equipment, farmers are being forced into expensive repair contracts.
Cloud and datacenter
The big iron server companies are forcing customers into exorbitant service contracts just to get security patches.