What Does a Right to Repair Tell Us About Our Relationship With Technology?

47(3) Alternative Law Journal 179

14 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2022 Last revised: 17 Oct 2022

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Kayleen Manwaring

UNSW Law & Justice

Matthew Kearnes

Independent

Bronwen Morgan

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - UNSW Law & Justice

Paul Munro

UNSW

Roberta Pala

UNSW

Shanil Samarakoon

UNSW

Date Written: June 6, 2022

Abstract

This article examines the recommendations of the recent Productivity Commission Inquiry regarding the right to repair through the lens of social issues surrounding the right to repair movement. It describes the right to repair movement in Australia and globally and examines which repair practices are considered important by the Commission, and the limitations of the Commission’s preoccupation with existing repair markets. It also discusses changing notions of ownership and their effects on repair practices.

Keywords: Right to repair, intellectual property, consumer protection, environment, copyright, competition policy and law, repair studies

Suggested Citation

Manwaring, Kayleen and Kearnes, Matthew and Morgan, Bronwen and Munro, Paul and Pala, Roberta and Samarakoon, Shanil, What Does a Right to Repair Tell Us About Our Relationship With Technology? (June 6, 2022). 47(3) Alternative Law Journal 179, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4139295

Kayleen Manwaring (Contact Author)

UNSW Law & Justice ( email )

Kensington
High St
Sydney, 2052
Australia

Matthew Kearnes

Independent ( email )

Bronwen Morgan

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - UNSW Law & Justice ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

Paul Munro

UNSW

NSW
Australia

Roberta Pala

UNSW

NSW
Australia

Shanil Samarakoon

UNSW

NSW
Australia

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