If you’re interested in the intersection of the right to repair with law and policy, you’ll want to set aside some time for the next two Fridays to attend a great, two-part symposium hosted by Berkeley Law on the Emergent Right to Repair.
Registration is free and open to all. Register using this link or the button below!
This will be a great event with some high profile speakers in the right to repair movement. (That includes *ahem* yours truly, speaking on the 22nd on a panel concerning consumer protection issues.) The full agenda for the events on the 22nd and 29th is here.
The symposium is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and the Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology and the Arts at Case Western Reserve University. It considers the “complex, overlapping set of policy questions at the center of the repair debate.” Among them:
How do restrictions on repair, or their elimination, affect competition?
How might policymakers resolve potential tensions between the right to repair and the intellectual property rights of device makers?
Would the consumer benefits of open repair markets outweigh their risks?
What legislative solutions or other policy interventions are best-suited to address these questions?
Talks concern everything from intellectual property issues to legislative approaches to international efforts to win a right to repair.
The keynote speakers are:
Tim Wu (this Friday) who is the Special Assistant to the President for Technology and Competition Policy National Economic Council.
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) on Friday, April 29.
Register now to attend! I look forward to (virtually) seeing you there!