Following the release of a report in June by the U.S. Copyright Office that suggested the U.S. government take action to make the “Right to Repair” permanently legal, polled visitors asking them whether they agreed or disagreed.

Not surprisingly, 61.3% disagreed with the Copyright Office, with 48.6% saying they “strongly disagree” and 12.7% saying they “somewhat disagree.” One reader commented, “Mechanical modification to a customer’s tractor equipment almost always causes us to allow less for a trade-in. Electronic modifications (if we know about them) could result in our declining to make an offer on the trade-in.”

A quarter of respondents, however, strongly agree that customers’ right to repair should be permanently legal. 

Poll Results