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US Federal Government says you can break your DRM to fix your electronics

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Source: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/xw9bwd/1201-exemptions-right-to-repair?utm_source=reddit.com

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The Librarian of Congress and US Copyright Office just proposed new rules that will give consumers and independent repair experts wide latitude to legally hack embedded software on their devices in order to repair or maintain them. This exemption to copyright law will apply to smartphones, tractors, cars, smart home appliances, and many other devices.

Hopefully this leads to a trend of US politicians caring about consumer protection similar to the movements in the EU. 

Just remember: Random people on the internet ALWAYS know more than professionals, when someone's lying, AND can predict the future.

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Awesome! Let's hope it makes it through!

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I wonder when will they allow to legally hack software in order to provide compatibility. Like removing DRM because it goes bonkers on new OS...

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