I suspect this has a lot to do with money.
If you fix it the maker does not make any money.
You make money....labor+parts.
If I throw the unit in the trash and buy a new one the maker makes money.
UPDATE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/right-to-repair-new-york_us_57641b5ce4b0853f8bf097fc shows it was squashed.
I need to spend time on the details about this bill but bad news in my opinion.
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For years I've seen the industry trend more and more to where you can only fix something by replacing it. Now it is expensive to have a good tech to do work so this bill may further impede those that offer repair services.
I'll pause here and offer a video on this. Links there as well.
Tell me what you think about this bill. Better yet, tell your congress representatives.