Fight to Repair


Apple Is Still Trying to Sue the Owner of an Independent iPhone Repair Shop

Apple lost its counterfeit case against a Norwegian repair shop owner last year, but the $1 trillion company won't let it go.


Insurance Giant Allstate Buys Independent Phone Repair Company, Joins Right to Repair Movement

With Allstate's purchase of iCracked, you could say the right to repair movement is ... in good hands.


'I’m Possibly Alive Because It Exists:' Why Sleep Apnea Patients Rely on a CPAP Machine Hacker

An Australian hacker has spent thousands of hours hacking the DRM that medical device manufacturers put on CPAP machines to create a free tool that lets patients modify their treatment.


Microsoft Is Being Sued Over the Xbox One's Warranty-Void-if-Removed Sticker

"The goal is to intimidate consumers and repair organizations and deceive them into thinking that that a warranty is void if anybody other than Microsoft opens up the box."


Amazon Is Kicking All Unauthorized Apple Refurbishers Off Amazon Marketplace

Amazon told independent refurbishers that it will now only allow "authorized resellers" to sell Apple products on Amazon Marketplace.


45 Out of 50 Electronics Companies Illegally Void Warranties After Independent Repair, Sting Operation Finds

New research showed that 90 percent of contacted companies told customers that repairing their own device would void the warranty; that's illegal under federal law.


DHS Seizes Aftermarket iPhone Screens From Prominent Right-to-Repair Advocate

Jessa Jones is a highly respected iPhone repair professional and recently testified as an expert witness in a class action lawsuit against Apple.


E-Waste Recycler Heading to Prison: 'I Live For' Recycling and Right to Repair

Eric Lundgren is facing a 15-month prison sentence for selling counterfeit Windows restore discs.


Appliance Companies Are Lobbying to Protect Their DRM-Fueled Repair Monopolies

Three letters obtained by Motherboard show that Dyson, LG, and Wahl are fighting right-to-repair legislation.


Apple Sued an Independent iPhone Repair Shop Owner and Lost

Apple said an unauthorized repair shop owner in Norway violated its trademark by using aftermarket iPhone parts, but a court decided in favor of the shop owner.


FTC Says 'Warranty Void If Removed' Stickers Are Bullshit, Warns Manufacturers They're Breaking the Law

Federal law says you can repair your own things, and manufacturers cannot force you to use their own repair services.


America's Farmers Are Becoming Prisoners to Agriculture's Technological Revolution

Big data, proprietary systems, and restrictive EULA agreements threaten farmers, but the right to repair movement shows they are fighting back.