What Is Right To Repair?

Published on May 7, 2021
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Do you really own what you buy? And why is it so damn hard to repair your phone?

The new Waveform channel: youtube.com/WAVEFORM

0:00 Right To Repair Intro
3:27 They Want Control
8:08 Anti-Right To Repair
12:45 What's Happening in Tech
18:03 Conclusion

The Right to Repair Movement: www.repair.org/stand-up
Farmers hacking their John Deere tractors: usflow.info/tree/video/ebW828LLnbCxnqs
Louis Rossmann: youtube.com/user/rossmanngroup
Simone Giertz Truckla: usflow.info/tree/video/nrDZwbGUrqaKY6M

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Intro Track: Jordyn Edmonds smarturl.it/jordynedmonds​
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  • Vencarter

    Vencarter

    2 hours ago

    She said it, it's all about control and I'm not just talking about this subject.

  • Vencarter

    Vencarter

    2 hours ago

    If anything happens, we know who...or which company to be suspicious of.

  • envitech02

    envitech02

    6 hours ago

    That's why I don't and will never buy Apple products. I don't want to be held hostage by them if I don't have the right to repair. Similar too if I buy a new car or equipment that I don't have a right to repair. That case I'd just downgrade to an old but reconditioned car and not be bothered by software updates.

  • Steven P

    Steven P

    16 hours ago

    I don't care a company like Apple wouldn't release parts for instance to repair something. What I do not like is they go extra steps to actively prevent a repair. That's wrong to me.

  • ivy0912

    ivy0912

    18 hours ago

    Only and only when people stop buying such phone every year just in the name of upgrading, Apple will stop pushing such things and finally be able to bend down. What do you expect that Apple should listen to you while you keep pumping money in the company? Yeah why not!!

  • KingAFlamez

    KingAFlamez

    Day ago

    The argument that you're not allowed to modify your stuff because you can hurt yourself doesn't make sense. If you had to sign a document saying they are not responsible for the damage you can cause to yourself or to the product while messing with it, you are not allowed to sue them for those damages, then why should they care about the danger?

  • Kakwann

    Kakwann

    Day ago

    TIL i cant photocopy fake money wow!

  • Tauntaun 707

    Tauntaun 707

    Day ago

    This is a touchy subject to me. You've earned the thumbs up!

  • Shawn Low

    Shawn Low

    Day ago

    just replaced my iphone x's battery yesterday, beat the system B)

  • Lobster

    Lobster

    Day ago

    A similar example would be deadmau5. He completely customised his ferrari 458 to the Purrari. Nyan-cat wrap, custom badges and logos n shit. It was silly but fun. Ferrari sent him a cease and desist letter so he had to revert all the changes he made. Pretty fucked up

  • Tony Torres

    Tony Torres

    2 days ago

    I love Louis had been sub to him for many years glad you mention him and had talk to him

  • Adrian Zaharia

    Adrian Zaharia

    2 days ago

    Youcomplicated thing to much. Here's how it stands: when you buy, all money down, you own the thing you bought 100%. When you pay a monthly fee for a product you own it only after you pay'd it all. meanwhile you can not do anything to it 'caz you are under a contract.

  • Cuckoo-Clock Heart

    Cuckoo-Clock Heart

    2 days ago

    I support this I want to confidentiality go to a repair shop and know they can get the same components as the company I got the phone from to repair it. Personally I will always send it to the manufacturer for that piece of mind but let the people choose.

  • Ronnie Shi

    Ronnie Shi

    2 days ago

    green? As the dollar green?

  • 100%

    100%

    2 days ago

    Well you paid for it, so you should be able to do what you want with it.

  • Damian Grouse

    Damian Grouse

    2 days ago

    Tesla doesn’t mind if the CCP messes with their stuff.

  • Damian Grouse

    Damian Grouse

    2 days ago

    I don’t want any forced medical procedures. Me. The government wants: CONTROL. See it applies to everything.

  • 3l H4ck3r C0mf0r7

    3l H4ck3r C0mf0r7

    2 days ago

    To be fair, I do believe users should also have the right to modify, customize and expand the functionality of their own devices... as long as the nature and execution of those modifications don't break existing laws and safety regulations. It's fair to put the responsibility on the user for upholding said laws and regulations when modifying their stuff.
    But first, we need open access to the OEM components and schematics necessary to feasibly perform board-level repair. Yeah.

  • Gary Vazquez

    Gary Vazquez

    2 days ago

    Should've bought New Holland

  • Edwin Peñate

    Edwin Peñate

    3 days ago

    thank you for this content subject

  • boisterousgiant

    boisterousgiant

    3 days ago

    I love these educational videos. I've always been an Apple consumer, and fortunately have not had issues with my products that required repairs. But its interesting to see how the whole process apparently works. Looking forward to seeing more content like this.

  • Ted

    Ted

    4 days ago

    Well done!!,I absolutely agree ,We should own the right to repair it’s going to be a difficult right to maintain!,Taking into consideration companies power ,money and litigious ways ! But worth the fight so who is going to lead the charge?.

  • 1 a

    1 a

    4 days ago

    Just liberals who want to damage the profits of hard working conservative CEOs. Right to repair is communism

  • BlastedProgrammer

    BlastedProgrammer

    4 days ago

    So tired of hearing about "SAFETY". Fuck you. This is America.

  • BlastedProgrammer

    BlastedProgrammer

    4 days ago

    You nailed, my man.

  • Nic Flynn ニック フリン

    Nic Flynn ニック フリン

    4 days ago

    I agree there should be no anti consumer, anti competitive and anti right to repair. I do know there are times where the consumer does get ripped off by not getting genuine parts which is a deal breaker. I wouldn’t want that to happen to me… however I’m pretty savvy and would love to be able to get my own repairs done if needed. We are in for interesting times in this software controlled future…🤔

  • Jorge Maldonado

    Jorge Maldonado

    4 days ago

    From the company view, if some one buy a part for repair and instead use it for creating a new product. This may create an up issue

  • Silent K

    Silent K

    4 days ago

    If the argument from companies is its for "safety reasons" and their product doesn't function "safely" w/o their mandatory software it simply shouldn't be allowed to exist, in the case of Tesla.
    In the case of apple (the far most egregious one) if the phone requires to be connected to their infrastructure TO FUNCTION AS ADVERTISED then they shouldn't be able to do anything against that.
    But apparently everyone's so brainwashed nowadays that being a corporate cuck is glorified and accepted and anything is else is actively frowned uponed. Welcome back feudal times! How dearly we missed you!

  • Javier Espana

    Javier Espana

    4 days ago

    "For your own safety" will always be the perfect excuse to control and manipulate

  • B3lgiumWaffl3

    B3lgiumWaffl3

    4 days ago

    Can SOMEONE argue the other side, pls? SO many people hack job their devices/property (which at times is a serious possible safety issue) yet nobody wants to be bothered to talk about this side of story since it is not popular nor media driven it looks like. I believe in the right to repair yet also believe that this should be earned in a way; how about forcing people to provide proof of a certain training or quality needs to be checked by official vendor? just some ideas here,... there are so many stupid and ignorant people out there that are all about voicing their opinions yet are not willing to educate themselves properly! Apologies about the rant,... just wanted to share with someone!

  • Timothy Gonzales

    Timothy Gonzales

    5 days ago

    Hahahaha!
    Meanwhile in Asia:
    No restriction in "Right to Repair". As long as:
    1. There is available parts.
    2. Knowledge to repair.
    Anti-right to repair tech?
    HAHAHAHA! Here in Asia, just wait, somebody can break that shit (Anti-right to repair tech)

  • Szymon Bojanowski

    Szymon Bojanowski

    5 days ago

    Awesome

  • Garbage InaBox

    Garbage InaBox

    5 days ago

    Let's be thankful for Microsoft windows and Intel for giving consumers a real product experience free from data logging, and intellectual property nonsensorisms

  • unlink

    unlink

    5 days ago

    You know Marques. I like you. You're a cool dude.

  • Dragon XPolymath

    Dragon XPolymath

    5 days ago

    APPLE IS A SOCIALIST COMPANY, IF YOUR FOR FREEDOM, YOU SHOULD DROP APPLE PRODUCTS

  • Redfirebird 350

    Redfirebird 350

    5 days ago

    But I’m already paying 1000$ for a phone that probably cost 400$ to make…greed at its best. They should offer some sort of insurance at the time of purchase but that’s it.

  • OldCountryman

    OldCountryman

    5 days ago

    “Right to repair” is silly for these highly integrated, micro electronics. *You* can’t repair it anyway. Take it to a Apple store or an Apple certified repair facility. *Do not* take it to some schmuck who’s buying cheap knock-off replacement screen is going to break the water resistance of the phone.

  • ripppking

    ripppking

    6 days ago

    wtf why have i never heard anything about tesla locking out software updates etc if you modify YOUR car... yeah tesla and elon musk are fraudulent for sure

  • Teddy Li

    Teddy Li

    6 days ago

    Woohoo yes thank you

  • Drew Santistevan

    Drew Santistevan

    6 days ago

    Another big issue with the “right to repair” is the “ lawsuit culture” we live in where if (in the tesla example), if someone did replace their battery and got hurt they could sue Tesla and probably get paid

  • Jacob Kroll

    Jacob Kroll

    6 days ago

    Apple is a huge offender in this area

  • Steven Bird

    Steven Bird

    6 days ago

    Well, enough Apple bashing……

  • Steven Bird

    Steven Bird

    7 days ago

    I’m forever repairing my sons’ iPhones - screens, batteries, ports!

  • Chromwell A

    Chromwell A

    7 days ago

    May I quote Gabe Newell? He said something like, "Piracy is an issue of service, not price."
    Can Apple compete with unauthorized repair center without killing the right to repair?? They can if they have better services AND available throughout the world. Because let's be honest, we all hate it when we go to an authorized repair center, give our phones to be repaired and then few days later we call them to ask why it took so long and then they said that they need en even longer time because they need to send our devices to the big city so they can repair it, their excuse is the one in the big city is the one who has complete authority and complet collection of parts.
    Meanwhile, the competitor, the so called "unauthorized" repair store can repair our phones right there and in only 30 minutes. Not to mention the service, Louis said something like, if there is a bent pin, not severe, then he would just repair it, replacing parts is not necessary, so in result saving costs for the customer. Everyone is happy, can Apple's authorized service center do that? Are their trained repairman willing to do that? Is apple gonna let them do that?

  • Silk

    Silk

    7 days ago

    6:05: Sounds like Monsanto (seeds)
    11:57: We control what we purchase. Who we give our hard earned dollars to
    12:46: I believe you chose wisely. I do believe, when possible, to take a device/item to the manufacturer. Then I hold their feet to the fire to ensure the item is done correctly. I do understand there are some eagle minds who are capable of fixing devices/ items. They should have choice.

  • Big Pun

    Big Pun

    8 days ago

    Man, I love the intelligence of this without the emotionalism and sensationalism that is all too common these days

  • jillbo baggins

    jillbo baggins

    8 days ago

    I love how well balanced this take is

  • BWT

    BWT

    8 days ago

    Wow is he turning into Unbox Therapy, that dude is salty

  • Jean Mesa

    Jean Mesa

    8 days ago

    He threw that clip in there in end to call her stupid for doing that mod to her daily driver, in the NICEST way possible.

  • Jean Mesa

    Jean Mesa

    8 days ago

    I wish you would have mentioned Rich Benoit & his incredible work but simultaneous struggle with Tesla’s

  • MIC R

    MIC R

    8 days ago

    pls stahp doing zoom in/out that the uk guy does. pls stahp. pls. stahp.

  • Yzaazy

    Yzaazy

    8 days ago

    I wonder what will happen when the current software contains a bug that could lead to a fatal accident after and item like Tesla has been blacklisted. Is it the fault of the company for not providing the required software update.

  • Chingadinga

    Chingadinga

    8 days ago

    To be honest though, many people would not even try to repair their phone because they don’t have the tools or simply afraid to do it themselves

  • Daily transparency With COVID19

    Daily transparency With COVID19

    8 days ago

    Why doesn’t someone just open a certified repair shop and pay people for there screen to get replaced and then pay them for letting you use there warranty and then sell those parts to non apple certified repair shops. Or just open a separate shop. Kinda screwed up.

  • Camara Rhune

    Camara Rhune

    8 days ago

    Right to Repair also affects thec cost of STEM education, the number of workers in the field and the total economy.

  • Kumar V

    Kumar V

    9 days ago

    The same reason as safety can be applied to Apple or any other electronic device. What if someone does some modification with dodgy parts, your phone catches fire and burns your house down.

  • Kumar V

    Kumar V

    9 days ago

    The only second-hand phone I will buy without any fear is the iPhone because I can be sure that it's not been repaired or had its components changed more than any other phone. So yea go ahead restrict all the thrid party repairs of your products apple but maybe bring down the cost of in-house repairs a bit?

  • Samba B

    Samba B

    9 days ago

    Your ideas get better, this video definitely need more and more support. Right to repair!

  • Gnieto Nieto

    Gnieto Nieto

    9 days ago

    Capitalism be like

  • StudyCaseBlog

    StudyCaseBlog

    9 days ago

    Fav collaboration

  • 1mcg1

    1mcg1

    9 days ago

    Apple is such a scumbag company .

  • Edward Fletcher

    Edward Fletcher

    10 days ago

    Thank you for covering this movement, it's incredibly important !

  • xParallax

    xParallax

    10 days ago

    The problem is, Apple and Tesla claim they're green. What people don't get is that's money-green not eco-green.

  • Get N or Get OUT

    Get N or Get OUT

    10 days ago

    Photocopiers not copying money is a hoax! I just tried it, and it worked perfectly.

  • The Ace Of Hearth

    The Ace Of Hearth

    10 days ago

    It's getting worse. One day, we won't be able to own anything, everything has to be subscribed or we have to pay monthly fees to use, or else, the tech we are using would probably not work or be functional, because the software is controlled by the manufacturer.

  • Adam Daniel Madrid

    Adam Daniel Madrid

    10 days ago

    Russian repair guys can do anything and everything that American Geeks are too limited to do for half the price.

  • The name is Max

    The name is Max

    11 days ago

    This is actually important video

  • Evin Herzberg

    Evin Herzberg

    11 days ago

    apple sucks

  • Ken Mason

    Ken Mason

    11 days ago

    Wow! What a great job you did here. Thanks. Keep up the fight for us small independent repair shops. It helps us help you. BUT! Think about this: If I were Apple and BIG GOVERNMENT came in between me and MY capitalism, MY freedom to run MY business how I want to - I would go ahead and make available ALL the repair tools and components and even training that independent repair shops wanted - but the design and construction of my product would begin to make repair no longer economically viable. The world is still an ugly place, everything is unfair, no safe spaces, I get to give everyone the middle finger including my precious loyal customer fan boys...and your grandchildren's planet Earth gets converted into wealth in MY bank account. I do not see how we can make government make everything fair for us. THIS IS A FREE COUNTRY! Tesla does NOT stop me from making my own open EV. Apple cannot stop me from making my own sexy hip throw away $1,600 phone of the day alternative that is repairable.

  • neaumusic

    neaumusic

    11 days ago

    man with all respect, I’ve been subscribed for a few years, but your videos are too drawn out and subjective, theres no way I’m going to watch a 20 minute video on something I’m already relatively familiar with

  • asronome

    asronome

    11 days ago

    I personally don't think the "you own it" argument is the best, I think it's more about not being an asshole just so you can make more money, at the expense of being a huge waste of resources and making it worse for everyone else

    • asronome

      asronome

      11 days ago

      Also, saying "I own it" doesn't justify right to repair because what you own is just that one unit, it being remotely bricked would definitely go against you owning it, but if you break it and can't fix it that's not an ownership problem. Same with planned obsolescence, you OWN an obsolete product, it's not any less yours. The issue is not of private property but ethics, the social responsibility of the manufacturer of thinking of people other than themselves when making decisions and actually trying to give people the best experience, not just the most profitable

  • Peter Osmond

    Peter Osmond

    12 days ago

    Another argument of anti right to repair or slowing down the performance is to ensure more people buy the better thing to then increase sales to then go towards buying and researching new tech but really if that were true then you would put the best new technology in every next phone but you don’t you put marginally better improvements and every so often add in a marginally bigger improvement or new tech.

  • Sadik Adam

    Sadik Adam

    12 days ago

    I didn't know that you can't photocopy money 😂

  • Bewildering Truth Seeker

    Bewildering Truth Seeker

    12 days ago

    Ummm.. My hp 6978 let's me photocopy money just fine..... Sooo, is mine special?

  • Justin Yi-Riley

    Justin Yi-Riley

    12 days ago

    Anyone else have to google the definition of the word "crux" at 1:48 or am I just stupid

  • Aaron Cabrera

    Aaron Cabrera

    13 days ago

    0:26
    Me: Laughs in Autobahn.

  • Pixel Mountain Studios

    Pixel Mountain Studios

    13 days ago

    Soon you will see Apple start making there iPhones and Computers like there ear buds. Completely sealed and filled with a material that cannot be cut into. It will have a warranty but a finite life. Like the ear buds, you cannot get in them to replace the battery without destroying the item.

    • Dian Be

      Dian Be

      12 days ago

      "Right to repair" that demands/dictates that companies disclose trade secrets, overwhelmingly contravenes intellectual property laws. Any copycat, once given access to the blueprints, can easily replicate a designers hard work in the name of maintenance

  • Nico

    Nico

    13 days ago

    It dosent matter how hard it is to repair, you should always have the option to do so.

  • Katie Jones

    Katie Jones

    13 days ago

    The strong cockroach allegedly permit because run preferably launch until a voiceless file. disillusioned, smart bread

  • Kenroy Reid

    Kenroy Reid

    13 days ago

    You should have a talk with Tesla

    • Dian Be

      Dian Be

      12 days ago

      "Right to repair" that demands/dictates that companies disclose trade secrets, overwhelmingly contravenes intellectual property laws. Any copycat, once given access to the blueprints, can easily replicate a designers hard work in the name of maintenance

  • Maurice H

    Maurice H

    14 days ago

    Thumbnail : Honey I shrunk Marcus.

  • HiberXen

    HiberXen

    14 days ago

    No problem. Some company in Shenzhen, China will make part for repair apple😬

  • desai rohit

    desai rohit

    14 days ago

    Hi Mark
    I went to replace my iphone battery and they replaced the whole phone without any extra charge, I just paid $75 even without any warranty
    Same thing happened to ipad, after 3 years they gave me replacement iPad without warranty. That’s the only reason I am with Apple bcz customer service is far more better than any other. Apple has stores all over the places but if you try to find same for any other company it would be nightmare

    • Ryko

      Ryko

      13 days ago

      The problem is when you can't do that yourself

  • Luiz Fernando R Oliveira

    Luiz Fernando R Oliveira

    14 days ago

    Great video and great arguments! I had a faulty battery on my Galaxy phone and the authorized service told me I had to change the battery and the motherboard for a insane cost! I couldn't find a way of buying a battery or changing it anywhere other than the Samsung's authorized service.

  • HiddenTigerObviousNinja

    HiddenTigerObviousNinja

    14 days ago

    I think Tesla has gone too far with their "safety" excuse, but it does bring up a point no one is talking about. With electric cars, if you accidentally ark the battery, there isn't a next time. That much amperage will kill you instantly. Maybe if you're lucky it'll blow your arm off before it reaches your heart and you survive.

  • HYX6

    HYX6

    14 days ago

    great video

  • E. Oh

    E. Oh

    15 days ago

    I don't understand the "safety" reasoning..
    you can repair other fuel cars and they are just as dangerous. Why does the safety issue only apply to tesla?

  • Velo

    Velo

    15 days ago

    Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38

  • ADM

    ADM

    15 days ago

    Once MKBHD says “let’s talk about that”, I know it’s gonna be a good video

  • janice copeland

    janice copeland

    15 days ago

    I like the apple FIP plan.
    SAFETY MY A$$

  • Paul Trahan

    Paul Trahan

    15 days ago

    Manufacturers want to maximize profits. They get way more money if you just upgrade. Doesn't matter if it is apple, Samsung or even Nintendo. It is all the same. Under current laws all of these companies don't have to provide there schematics. If they are forced to provide there schematics with a clause to prevent reproduction of it. That would make fixing what we legally purchased easier. In the long run it would save the manufacturer money.

  • Mel Jenkins

    Mel Jenkins

    16 days ago

    I hate Apple. For years I refuse to buy anything Apple. I build my own computers (PC). Then one day I saw this application on an iPad called "Procreate". It's an awesome drawing tool for drawing caricature and cartoons. Some PC tablets have similar application (which are free to download) but Procreate was far better. I tried to see if they have a PC version of Procreate. Unfortunately, they only make it for Apple. So you guessed it, for me to have this application called Procreate, I ended up buying the iPad Air. Yes, just to have the application I had to spend over $800 plus another $10 to download Procreate. It doesn't come free with the iPad Air. Also since I am a photographer doing sports photography, its a pain just trying to transfer the photo to & from the iPad. It's not like dragging & dropping like on a PC. I had to get a third party application from the Apple Store just to upload and download the photos. Even then it was still a challenge to figure it out. So there you have it. This is why I hate Apple.

  • DaddyCool

    DaddyCool

    16 days ago

    apple = junk.. people still buying = idiots..

    • Ryko

      Ryko

      13 days ago

      There are people who don't have time to know about all this (and more) and just want a phone

  • Alex Escobar

    Alex Escobar

    17 days ago

    Geeezuz Christ.. I don't know if anyone else caught on?
    ... Basically, Apple is the Big-Pharma in Tech..
    In the words of C.R...
    "They ain't curing shit. They'll just patch it, get you to the next stop so they can take more of your money"

  • Z K

    Z K

    17 days ago

    Those Tech Company’s are pretty dominant and getting into directions where they dominance wouldn’t be reversible, and sucks to admit the Cyber world we know now would be unusable. Ban right to repair, the law to apply should be equal like ban THEM to commodity essentials. Eye 👁 for 👁 🦷 for tooth.
    Cloud proves it. Apple is the champion on this subject.

  • Andrej Cupac

    Andrej Cupac

    18 days ago

    Don't break your phone in the first place...simple 😂

    • Ryko

      Ryko

      13 days ago

      You don't break it, the time break it

  • Arnis

    Arnis

    18 days ago

    I contacted with Logitech - this company does not accept Right to Repair.

  • Fahrein Salleh

    Fahrein Salleh

    18 days ago

    These companies uses the "Safety" issues to literally make u in perpetual servitude and keep buying their products...and they treats u as a customer as moron that can even do a minor repair LOL.

  • Frederick Hartray

    Frederick Hartray

    19 days ago

    Wow, Apple and Tesla are draconian. Yet another reason to keep living in Italy, and use Huawei products.

  • Roxane Radulescu

    Roxane Radulescu

    19 days ago

    Further we go, worse we get. There is a documentary on this thing. The light bulb pact. I don't want to mention the name of the doc-ry, but you can find it on YT if you really want.