The Right to Repair Your Stuff with Gay Gordon-Byrne
Legal ethics attorney Trisha Rich hosted an episode of the Chicago Bar Association's @theBar Podcast discussing the consumer's right to repair their own equipment. Many manufacturers are creating barriers and incentivizing the purchase of new products instead of allowing consumers to easily fix or modify it themselves. Ms. Rich is joined by Gay Gordon-Byrne, founder of the Digital Right to Repair Coalition, who is leading efforts to pass bills that directly address this issue. Together, they discuss reasons why the right to repair has become so difficult for consumers, the legislative efforts being made to change this precedent and the positive impact empowering consumers can have on the environment and local economy.