Adversarial Interoperability (Part 2)

it’s not cheap or easy to get your iPhone repaired – largely because there’s not a lot of real competition in the iPhone repair market. That’s no accident. Owners of modern John Deere tractors have really only one option: John Deere. Why? There’s no good technical reason. There’s really no good legal reason either, but laws like the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) have been abused to give these companies inordinate say over who can perform repairs on their products. In part 2 of my interview with the EFF’s Cory Doctorow, we discuss the right to repair and wrap up our overall discussion with possible solutions and action items for the concerned consumer.

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger. He’s the author of several novels including HOMELAND, LITTLE BROTHER and WALKAWAY. He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group.

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