Right to Repair


Meet the E-Waste Recycler Jailed for a Year for Infringing Microsoft's Copyright

Eric Lundgren spent a year in prison for selling counterfeit Windows restore discs, now he’s home and ready to keep saving the planet.


Congress Is Investigating Apple's Repair Monopoly

Part of the antitrust investigation centers on "Apple's restrictions on third-party repairs."


You Don't Need an iPhone 11 Unless Your Current Phone Is Literally Unusable

The practically, morally, and financially responsible thing to do is to use your current phone for as long as possible.


Apple Will Finally Sell iPhone Parts to Repair Shops But Not to You

Apple's new program is progress, but it's still not any easier to fix your own phone.


The Fairphone 3 Is a More Powerful, Sustainable, Repairable Smartphone

In a field dominated by ecologically destructive smartphones, Fairphone hopes to make itself stand apart.


A New Generation of Students Is Teaching Us How to Reduce E-Waste

In colleges and universities across the United States, students are taking classes on how to repair our electronics that normally end up as e-waste.


Apple Is Locking Batteries to Specific iPhones, a Nightmare for DIY Repair

The move makes it impossible for anyone who is "unauthorized" to replace a battery on an iPhone without losing important features.


The Government Wants to Tackle Big Tech's Repair Monopolies and Planned Obsolescence

The FTC's "Nixing the Fix" hearing is a small but important step forward for the right to repair movement.


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.


Big Tech Doesn't Want You to Be Able To Fix Your Things

The VICE Guide to Right Now goes inside the right to repair movement.


Why AirPods Are a Social and Environmental Disaster

We sat down with Caroline Haskins, author of 'AirPods Are a Tragedy,' to dig deep into the human cost of the ubiquitous buds.


Bernie Sanders Calls for a National Right-to-Repair Law for Farmers

Sanders becomes the third presidential candidate to say that farmers should have the ability to fix their own tractors.