Sides Lining Up for Fight Over Device Repair Bill

Minnesota could be the first state to require that manufacturers of small electronic devices provide all repair shops with parts and information to carry out fixes, under a bill that will be considered in this year’s legislative session.

Lawmakers got a preview Friday of the tussle ahead when the Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy took testimony on the bill that proponents say would make it easier to repair broken tablets and phones and that opponents say threatens device security and intellectual property… Read full article