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How does the Colorado right-to-repair law distinguish between parts pairing and DRM?

It is in the news that Colorado governor has signed a 'best in the world' right-to-repair law. This is described as prohibiting parts pairing: The new rule adds a complete prohibition on parts ...
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Does replacing the operating system on my laptop void my warranty?

I purchased a typical mid-range laptop in late March this year. It came with Windows preinstalled. As soon as I unpacked the computer I removed Windows and installed Linux. I have been using it ...
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Is a repair technician responsible for the issues he created?

A repair technician was hired to repair a microwave (MW), but instead he broke the oven attached to said MW, and then said that he cannot repair either appliance unless I make the back of both ...
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Is it legal to fix an iPhone with a non original battery in California?

I got my iPhone XR battery replaced 6 months ago. I chose a bigger capacity battery. The tech guy told me it is not apple's original part. But I decided to give it a shot. Battery life has been ...
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Can "Right to Repair" laws (or other laws) require a company to open source their proprietary firmware?

AFAIK, there are no prohibitions here that require omission of specifics, so I will be specific. Over the years, I have invested a fair sum of money on products made by a company called Sonos. Fairly ...
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