The ‘right to repair’ bill currently being considered by the US Congress has become a point of contention between car manufacturers and civil liberties advocates. The bill would allow local mechanics and garages to perform repairs on cars with computers, which are currently considered the ‘intellectual property’ of the car manufacturer.
Fred Von Lohmann of the Electronic Frontier Foundation argues that the bill should be extended to include not just cars, but all electronics and computer equipment:
That was Fred Von Lohmann of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, speaking on the ‘Right to Repair’ bill, which is currently in Committee in the US House of Representatives.
After yesterday’s California Supreme Court decision upholding that state’s ban on gay marriage, ad-hoc protests were held across the country challenging the decision. In Portland, gay rights advocates gathered at Pioneer Courthouse Square to voice their outrage.
With a 6 cent increase in fuel taxes, a new bill passed in Salem today will pay for the improvement of state transportation systems. But some say its projects are misguided. Kboo’s Lila Tetzlaff explains.
Canadian courts have, for the first time, convicted someone for war crimes committed in another country.
Though the Canadian government is not calling their law ‘Universal Jurisdiction’, today’s ruling has a lot of similarities with a Spanish law that has allowed that country to convict foreign war criminals.