Join me, EFF attorney Kit Walsh and iFixit's Kyle Wiens -- along with special guests! -- in a Reddit Ask Me Anything session tomorrow (Thursday) from 11AM-3PM Pacific; we'll be talking about the upcoming Copyright Office hearings on creating exceptions to the DMCA to make room for independent repair and security research. We'll be live here at 11AM tomorrow! Pass it on.
Electronics repair creates 150 (middle class, on-shore, local) jobs per ton of ewaste, while recycling creates a mere 15. We’re asking the Copyright Office for permission to bypass DRM to fix a wide variety of electronics, from phones to consoles to cars to tractors; and also for the right to jailbreak the Internet of Things to install your own firmware, create your own features, and configure these devices to do your bidding, rather than some distant tech giant's.
The Reddit IAmA will take place between 11AM to 3PM PDT.
Fix and Jailbreak All the Things!
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