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BIG TECH, NEVADA REPAIR SHOPS CLASH OVER ‘RIGHT TO REPAIR’

Trade groups representing big tech companies faced off with independent repair shop owners during a committee hearing in the Nevada Legislature over a proposal that would require manufacturers to give repair shops the ability to fix devices like computers, phones, tablets and printers.

Whether government should require companies to provide independent shops — rather than just authorized dealers — access to the parts and schematics needed to fix devices is one front in a larger societal battle over how to regulate the technology industry as

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