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Free culture and the right to repair 2020-10-25T19:00:00 [Climate crisis COVID-19 Free culture] [October 2020] [2020] Please promote free culture and the right to repair.

McNeil, D. G., Jr. (2020, October 24). Wikipedia and W.H.O. join to combat Covid-19 misinformation. The New York Times.

The agreement puts much of the W.H.O.’s material into the Wikimedia “commons,” meaning it can be reproduced or retranslated anywhere, without the need to seek permission — as long as the material is identified as coming from the W.H.O. and a link to the original is included. [...] If the arrangement works out, it could be extended to counter misinformation regarding AIDS, Ebola, influenza, polio and dozens of other diseases, Mr. Merkley said, “But this was something that just had to happen now.”

Rosa-Aquino, P. (2020, October 23). Fix, or toss? The 'right to repair' movement gains ground. The New York Times.

The goal of right-to-repair rules, advocates say, is to require companies to make their parts, tools and information available to consumers and repair shops in order to keep devices from ending up in the scrap heap. They argue that the rules restrict people’s use of devices that they own and encourage a throwaway culture by making repairs too difficult.