It’s happened to the best of us. We’ll accidentally drop our electronic devices—phone, tablets, even computers—on the floor, and crack! Another one bites the dust. We know how pricey it can be to repair these items, so, for a lot of us, the Internet has been our saving grace. We sit down to search “iPhone Screen Repair” and quickly find a bevy of how-to-videos at our disposal. Sure, it takes personal time, but many of us eke out a little knowledge on how to fix our costly electronics while saving a bit of money.
However, those days may soon come to a close. According to Apple, Cisco, and Xerox, access to this information infringes on their ability to sell new items, costing them too much in the long run. Why? Because a decades-old law, the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), argues against breaking “access control” for copyrighted works. Keep in mind, this law was initially enacted to keep people from copying DVDs (doesn’t that make you feel old). However, now that more people are seeking their own repair—due to the high prices of new phones—the tech giants are trying to cash in.
But we object! Whether or not Apple, etc… has any legal standing, the failure to acknowledge your personal rights—with your personal device—is out of line. You should have the right to repair your own device. Learning how to iPhone Screen Repair promotes personal education, allowing you to not only understand the ins and outs of your phone or computer but also learn how to enter the tech field—allowing, in turn, an opportunity at finding new jobs, something that is great in our current economy. Not only that, but this means you know who is fixing your phone, and you keep it local, versus sending your phone off for days-long repair. Which option would you choose?
In addition, repairing your own device is sustainable! Not only do you save upwards of $100s of dollars, you also keep your previously broken device out of the landfill, saving the world from more garbage. We should be able to salvage our products and make them last, so allowing us to repair our devices is the way to go.
We know firsthand how difficult it can be to learn iPhone Screen Repair. But doing so allowed us an opportunity at a new business, and we think you should have the same option. Acknowledge your right to repair. It’s your device, and it’s your money.