The right to repair is a basic concept: If you own a piece of technology and it breaks, you should have a legal right to repair it. While all Americans theoretically have the right to repair their gadgets, there are legal obstacles that prevent them from exercising that right. The bill amends Section 1201 of the Copyright Act by creating a permanent exemption to its anticircumvention provisions in order to maintain, repair, or diagnose broken electronic equipment. It also makes it legal to use, manufacture, import, or provide products used to diagnose, maintain, and repair electronic devices. If this bill is enacted, then copyright law will no longer serve as a barrier that prevents you from exercising your right to repair.
Tell Congress to pass the bill to ensure that consumers are allowed to repair their own devices without the threat of breaking copyright law.