Manufacturing & Supply Chain: Right to Repair Bill Ramifications

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Jon M. Kelley
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Jon M. Kelley   2/20/2018 8:44:47 AM

Washington state bill is a start, but doesn't go quite far enough.  Many OEMs for commercial business have gone the same route of planned obsolescense.  Just before the turn of the century, some of these corporations "planned" themselfves out of business.  Others (automobiles, trucks, large farm equipment, large construction equipment) are basically  oligopolies or worse (think about capacitor market price fixing found in 2017), and as a combined market have no reason to allow consumers any right to repair, or even the right to look for manufacturing failures (auto manufactureres fight to prevent owners from examining the code they bought).   

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