Techdirt Podcast Episode 44: Why The Freedom To Tinker Matters

from the crack-it-open dept

Last week, iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens joined us to discuss DMCA anti-circumvention exceptions, but that’s just one specific facet of a broader issue: the freedom to repair, modify, reverse-engineer and generally tinker with the technology you own. This week Kyle is back to discuss why the freedom to tinker is a vitally important right — and one that is constantly under threat.

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Mason Wheeler (profile) says:

“From an economic perspective, open ecosystems–open innovation–always trumps a controlled ecosystem.” And that’s what the manufacturers are afraid of. If everyone benefits, there may be more total benefit going around, but their own share of it is a lot smaller. As has been noted before, the people who hate free markets the most are the businesspeople who have to compete in them!

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