US Copyright Office - Embedded Software Report to Congress

US Copyright Office - Embedded Software Report to Congress

On December 15, the US Copyright Office issued their report to Congress on the subject of Software Enabled Consumer Products.  They didn't solve any problems, were often contradictory, and punted a lot of issues.  However, they were very clear on an important point to us -- that most issues currently limiting repair, reuse and tinkering are not copyright infringement, but are the result of End User License Agreements (EULA) that remove rights already granted. 

The Onion takes up Right to Repair

The best form of flattery is parody.  Couldn't be happier to see Right to Repair get the attention of The Onion. 

Comments: 

“I’m flattered that Apple thinks I might have what it takes to repair my own phone.”

Ricky Mundt GROUNDHOG DISPLACER

 

“I’m sick of a paternalistic government trying to save us time and money by advocating for our autonomy.”

Selina Dabney CUPCAKE CRITIC

 

“Just trust Apple on this one. In a few years, those garbage heaps will be thinner and sleeker than ever.”

James Jaeger FABRIC HISTORIAN