In a boost to the Right To Repair world, the Federal Trade Commission unanimously setup new guidelines to push all sectors to allow customers to repair their own hardware, cars, tractors, and more. Special screws, strange adhesives, or non-standard tools have been restricting us from fixing our broken tech. The FTC’s involvement will make it hard for companies to take advantage of consumers, with tools by taking action against antitrust, or unfair and deceptive acts or practices.

Back in May, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a report about “anti-competitive repair restrictions” in the US including concerns about Apple. Then, President Biden signed an executive order for the FTC to create new Right to Repair rules. Now that process has started with the FTC unanimously voting to approve a new policy statement that’s looking to restore “Right to Repair for small businesses, workers, consumers, and government entities.”

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