In the US they want to ban equipment that is difficult to repair

The Washington state authorities are considering a bill that would prohibit producers from selling equipment that is difficult to repair.

In the US they want to ban equipment that is difficult to repair

The US authorities decided to fool the machinery manufacturers. So the Washington state authorities are considering a bill that would prohibit manufacturers from selling equipment that is difficult to repair.

ABOUT   than speech

AT   the bill refers to   ban on   development and   release of gadgets, in   which "hampered intelligent diagnostic capabilities and   repair by independent repairmen " . This is about   tightly glued to   a battery case (hello Essential Phone), a molded case or software, which artificially slows down the gadget. According to the authors of the bill, electronics manufacturers do it intentionally, that the equipment is more often out of order, forcing you to flee to the store for a new one.

What this law threatens

What in   If the law is passed, the producers of machinery will have to seriously change the approach. For example, smart phones like Essential Phone, which lead to   horror even experienced masters, will go to   nonexistence. A   to hope that the technique will again become strong and   long-lived, like 20 - 30 years ago, all   do not   worth it. Annual sale of conditional iPhones   Is a rebuilt multi-billion dollar system, which   that nourishes the economy.

How serious is it?

More than. AT   Last year similar bills were registered in the   12 states. AT   2018 to   he added another 5 states with   taking into account Washington. TO   the most rigid position is   Washington. If the law is signed, then   he   will join   force from   January 1, 2019.

Source: Motherboard

Read in Russian: В США хотят запретить технику, которую сложно ремонтировать

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