11 Aug '12, 7pm

Design News - Blog - Do You Have a Right to Repair What You Own?

Companies, engineers, and product designers should keep their eyes on Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition (MRRC), which comprises independent mechanics and parts retailers, has worked on a "right to repair" ballot initiative for the November 2012 election. The coalition contends auto manufacturers will not sell their members the same diagnostic and repair tools sold to the manufacturer's dealers. If passed by voters, the law would compel vehicle manufacturers to make tools and repair information available for anyone to buy. I suppose buyers in the Bay State could resell to anyone they wish, thus making the "close to the vest" tools and information widely available. Of course, the authorized auto dealers want to protect their profitable repair and service businesses. According to the Wall Street Journal: Opponents say 'right to repair' could give inde...

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