Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Video Game Industry Is Lobbying Against Your Right to Repair Consoles

How can something that is so cheaply made but so expensive to fix. The answer? It's not, but the video game industry doesn't make any money when you fix something yourself.

The video game industry is lobbying against legislation that would make it easier for gamers to repair their consoles and for consumers to repair all electronics more generally. The Entertainment Software Association, a trade organization that includes Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, as well as dozens of video game developers and publishers, is opposing a "right to repair" bill in Nebraska, which would give hardware manufacturers fewer rights to control the end-of-life of electronics that they have sold to their customers.