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.