#189: October 26, 2018

October 26th, 2018 · 2 minutes

The New York Times alleged that Google paid off executives accused of sexual misconduct; the Wall Street Journal detailed Netflix's firing practices; and the Library of Congress hands a win to the "right to repair" movement.

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings used 'keeper test' to fire product chief: Report - Business Insider
How Google Protected Andy Rubin, the ‘Father of Android’ - The New York Times
In Groundbreaking Decision, Feds Say Hacking DRM to Fix Your Electronics Is Legal - Motherboard
We Can't Let John Deere Destroy the Very Idea of Ownership | WIRED
Copyright Office Ruling Imposes Sweeping Right to Repair Reforms | iFixit

The final ruling was released today, along with 342 pages of background. Our work, and that of our allies, was cited extensively. The Copyright Office clearly understands the frustration that the repair community is experiencing. In the introduction to their ruling, they include this quote, “[i]t’s my own damn car, I paid for it, I should be able to repair it or have the person of my choice do it for me.”