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Op-Ed: Library of Congress buries DRM obstructions to repair

Washington - The recent catfight over the right to repair has boiled down to whether consumers can hack devices subject to Digital Rights Management (DRM) for the purpose of repair. Now the Library of Congress has ruled it’s OK.

Op-Ed: Farmers lose 'right to repair' their John Deere equipment

The "right to repair" movement suffered a serious setback this month when the California Farm Bureau Federation let the state's farmers down by signing a watered-down agreement with John Deere lobbyists.

Right to repair: Why tech giants want to stop you fixing devices

"Right to repair" has become a common phrase over the past few years as consumers and lobbyists demand longer lifetimes from their devices. Industry giants are thwarting bills designed to let you repair your products, citing safety and legal concerns.

Op-Ed: Farmers hack John Deere tractors in order to repair them

US farmers are using Ukrainian firmware to get around what they consider a restrictive software licencing agreement that they were required to sign.

Apple to appeal 'right to repair' bill as you could hurt yourself

Apple is planning to appeal a "right to repair" bill that could force it to provide parts and repair manuals for its devices. The Right to Repair movement is gaining momentum, lobbying companies to let consumers fix their own devices.

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