us ftc votes to enact new policies to restore right to repair

Back in May, it was reported that the US FTC acknowledged that companies anti-repair tactics were hurting small businesses and consumers. Today, the US FTC announces that it has unanimously voted to crack down on offending companies that purposefully make third-party repairs on products very difficult outside of its own repair network.

The Federal Trade Commission today unanimously voted to ramp up law enforcement against repair restrictions that prevent small businesses, workers, consumers, and even government entities from fixing their own products.

These types of restrictions can…