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What is Right to Repair

The FSF fights for your right to repair

Organizations fighting for the Right to Repair globally

  • EFF's Right to Repair campaign page
  • Free Geek is a group out of Portland. They repair old hardware, install open operating systems, and make it available to disadvantaged communities.
  • OpenMedia is a Canadian advocacy group for digital rights. Fight For Your Right to Repair campaign page
  • IFixit has collaboratively written repair guides, and is a good resource for both users and activists.
  •; the EU focused advocacy group for Right to Repair.
  •; the leading US advocacy group for Right to Repair.
  • The Restart Project; a founding member of the Right to Repair campaign in Europe.
  • SecureRepairs; led by 2022 FSF Award winner Paul Roberts. On this page, you'll find updated resources and a blog on why the Right to Repair is at the core of advancement of the technology industry
  • the U.S. PIRG Right to Repair campaign, led by Nathan Proctor, drives legislation at the state level
  • For a society free of planned obsolescence
  • ARRL is the national association for Amateur Radio in the US.


Why the freedom to tinker matters by Techdirt and Kyle Wiens

Videos to watch

Fight to Repair by the FSF

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 * Translation page for this video

Right to Repair animation videos:


LibrePlanet talks related to Right to Repair

 * The future of the right to repair and free software by Elizabeth Chamberlain, iFixit, 2023. 
 * It’s time to jailbreak the farm by Sick Codes, Kevin Kenney, Elizabeth Chamberlain, Paul Roberts 2023.
 * Repair is not a crime: An update from the front of the Right to Repair fight by Kyle Wiens, iFixit, 2022.
 * A dispatch from the front lines of right to repair by Paul Roberts, SecuRepairs, 2021. 
 * Right to Repair by Kyle Wiens, iFixit, 2021
 * The Right to Repair and the DMCA by Nathan Proctor, 2020
 * Stewarding Technological Freedom in Agriculture by Michael Stenta, Jamie Gaehring, and Don Blair, 2020.

CNBC feature on Right to Repair.


Interesting reads

Some successes

  • March 2024 [1] *Right to Repair Act* passed Oregon legislature
  • May 2023 [2] Minnesota’s new ‘right to repair’ law is the broadest one yet
  • April 2023 [3] Colorado governor signs first right-to-repair law for farmers
  • January 2023 [4] John Deere allows some repairability
  • December 2022 [5] New York’s governor signs watered-down right-to-repair bill
  • April 2022 [6] Apple launches self repair

The latest developments per country

Create a page about Right to Repair in your country, or read about what you can do to help in your region!

This page was a featured resource in April 2023.

This page was a featured resource in February 2021.