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  • A new right-to-repair bill was signed into law in the US state of Oregon.
  • The law is the strongest one yet, banning a common anti-repair practice by manufacturers.
  • This could set a big precedent for consumer tech repair rights.

The state of Oregon just signed into law the strongest right-to-repair act, banning a common anti-repair practice by big tech manufacturers. This will make smartphone and tech gadget repairs in the state much easier and cheaper.

Oregon’s SB 1596, which follows similar laws from Minnesota and California, establishes that consumer electronics makers must offer fair access to tools, repair documentation, and parts for those who work on devices.