Louis Rossman and iFixit here, making it legal for you to fix your own damn stuff. We passed a bill in New York but the Governor hasn't signed it yet. AMA.
Who we are:
- kwiens: Kyle Wiens, founder of iFixit, the free repair guide for everything
- larossmann: Louis Rossmann, angry man on the internet
- Clinton the cat
We're here to talk about your right to repair everything you own.
Gadgets are increasingly locked down and hard to fix, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Big money lobbyists have been taking away our freedoms, and it's time to fight back. We should have the right to fix our stuff! Right to repair laws can make that happen.
We’ve been working for years on this, and this year the New York legislature overwhelmingly passed our electronics repair bill, 147-2. But if Governor Hochul doesn’t sign it by December 31, we have to start all over.
Consumer Reports is calling for the Governor to pass it. Let’s get it done!
We need your help! Tweet at @GovKathyHochul and ask her to sign the Right to Repair bill! Bonus points if you include a photo of yourself or something broken.
Here’s a handy non-Twitter petition if you're in New York: https://act.consumerreports.org/pd25YUm
Let’s also talk about:
- Copyright and section 1201 of the DMCA and why it sucks
- Electronics repair tips
- Can a hundred tiny ducks fix a horse sized duck
- Or anything else you want to chat about
My Proof: Twitter
If you'd rather watch batteries blow up instead of reading this, we are happy to oblige.