, Genius Barred: FTC Goes After Companies That Prevent Outside Repair Of Tech, Other Products, The Nzuchi News Forbes

Genius Barred: FTC Goes After Companies That Prevent Outside Repair Of Tech, Other Products

, Genius Barred: FTC Goes After Companies That Prevent Outside Repair Of Tech, Other Products, The Nzuchi News Forbes

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The Federal Trade Commission will more aggressively police the makers of computers, phones and other products that prevent customers from getting them repaired by third parties, the agency said Wednesday, in a unanimous vote it said will “restore the right to repair.”

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The commission voted 5-0 on a policy that will “target repair restrictions that violate antitrust laws,” it said in a statement.

, Genius Barred: FTC Goes After Companies That Prevent Outside Repair Of Tech, Other Products, The Nzuchi News Forbes

New FTC chair Lina Khan said companies restricting where their products can be repaired “significantly raise costs” and “close off” competition from outside repair shops.

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