New Hampshire rep seeks to revive ‘right to repair’ bill
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A New Hampshire state representative plans to resubmit a so-called “right to repair” bill, after some tinkering with the language to satisfy some critics.
Last year, the House considered House Bill 1733, which was mainly aimed at Apple and other smartphone manufacturers that only share information and spare parts at the their own facilities (such as Apple’s Genius Bars) or other authorized service centers. That results in independents scavenging scrapped smartphones for spare parts, or trying to use reverse engineering. And they can’t do some things at all without a special code.