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Just reading at the moment - The Right to Repair - Reclaiming the Things We Own @APerzanowski cambridge.org/core/books/rig…
#repair #righttorepair #intellectualproperty #consumerrights #competition
'Legislation and regulation are part of the solution, but fixing our culture of repair will demand lasting changes to our behaviour as consumers and citizens'. @APerzanowski (p 268) cambridge.org/core/books/rig…
#repair #righttorepair #intellectualproperty #consumerrights #competition
'Protecting and restoring repair will require us to rethink product design, recalibrate market incentives, and shift the social norms of our consumer culture to better reflect the value of repair' @APerzanowski (p 13) cambridge.org/core/books/rig…
#repair #righttorepair
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It's the time of year when I remind those of you stuck with @Comcast @Xfinity that one of the reasons your service is so expensive is because Comcast continually harasses non-customers in its service areas and refuses to stop even when asked. #JunkMail #ConsumerRights 1/
I have received no less than 26 Xfinity mailings in 2021. Everyone else in my area that isn't a Comcast customer receives the same mailings. Think about how much that costs. Think about the environmental impact. #ClimateCrisis 2/
I fought with Comcast unsuccessfully for over a year to stop the mailings. Virtually every other entity I've ever asked to stop mailing me has been able to put me on a do-not-mail list and stop the mailings, but Comcast says that's just too hard. Incompetence at scale! 3/
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The Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection (CCCP) sector in Dubai Economy has fined 95 shops and kiosks in addition to closing down 10 of them for interrupting consumers and forcing them to buy products as part of their promotional campaigns.
Altogether, 91 fines and 96 warnings were issued to violators across various shopping malls while another four fines and nine warnings were issued in the open markets.
Dubai Economy has also urged business owners to comply with laws and regulations and avoid annoying consumers. Consumers can report annoying promotions either on the ‘Dubai Consumer’ app or the Consumerrights.ae website or by calling 600 54 5555.
#DEDDubai #Consumerrights
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1. #Travel? #Holidays? #COVID19?

During this #COVID I am going to create a rolling thread about key issues and articles of interest, just so as you can see the evolution toward a return to normality in 2022, 2023, 2024 or 2025; according to predictions by #Aviation!
2. #Travel? #Holidays? #COVID19?

Interesting article about #staycations and their price!!

The attitude of some UK h/makers, is I'm afraid, a common feature found in holidays abroad. I've heard many a tale about the Master vs Serf behaviour of some Brits! independent.co.uk/voices/holiday…
3. #Travel? #Holidays? #COVID19?

It's not done with us yet:

"...hard to anticipate what the timeline will be for the expected shift of COVID-19 to endemicity..."

weforum.org/agenda/2021/08…
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This section is called: Protecting Consumer Rights and Privacy..Only one party has a specific plan for protecting the rights of the American consumer..the other has decided it’s ok for you to eat diseased chicken 1/8 Image
Consumers, workers, students, retirees, and investors who have been mistreated by businesses should never be denied their right to fight for fair treatment under the law. 2/8 #DemPartyPlatform #ConsumerRights Image
#Democrats will support efforts to eliminate the use of forced arbitration clauses in employment and service contracts, which unfairly strip consumers, workers, students, retirees, and investors of their right to their day in court.3/8 #DemPartyPlatform #ConsumerRights Image
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This week I was able to travel to 4 districts in #GilgitBaltistan to meet freelancers and individuals working at various private organizations. Internet issues are far more worrying than I knew previously.

#Internet4GilgitBaltistan

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Within the densely populated Gilgit city, there are a number of neighborhoods that don't even get signals of one of the major telecom operators that provide 3G/4G services. In areas of Sonikot, you have to get to the roof to catch signals.

#Internet4GilgitBaltistan

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The representatives at an SCO franchise in NLI Market were unable to explain the speed to expect for subscribing to a certain data package. They kept insisting, a separate 4G device that costs Rs. 3,500 can fix the issue. It was out of stock.

#Internet4GilgitBaltistan

(3/10)
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Welcome to the Member of Congress Tracking Report for the week ending November 10, 2019. With Congress on recess this week, we are going to do things a bit differently this week. We are going to take a dive into #McConnellsGraveyard.
#MoCTrack 1/33
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#GOP keeps trotting out their tired talking point about the “do-nothing-Dems” and all we can concentrate on is #Impeachment.

NOT TRUE.

What you’ll find below are 30 bills of the 300+ that #McConnell has stalled in the Senate.

#MoCTrack #DemCast 2/33
demcastusa.com/2019/11/10/mit…
HR 1 - #ForThePeople

A bill that would improve voting rights, fix campaign finance regulations, and mandate ethics and accountability reforms.
💯 over 100 co-sponsors (236)

#MoCTrack #McConnellsGraveyard 3/33
vox.com/2019/3/8/18253…
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I have a lot to say about this recent story by @cbcErica @cbcgopublic on #Telecom @contracts & #SalesPractices, as a #lawprof working in #ConsumerRights & #DisputeResolution & not as a director of CCTS (disclaimer: views my own, based on my research & publicly available info) 1/8
My work (with funding from Forum of Canadian Ombudsman) on industry ombuds in 🇨🇦🇦🇺🇬🇧, commonlaw.uottawa.ca/en/news/prof-p…, found that these schemes do provide access to justice by providing quick dispute resolution for consumers. But...they do have two major drawbacks 2/8
Industry ombuds schemes, like @CCTS_CPRST, resolve individual disputes but can't do independent investigations and also don't have powers to change industry practices. While resolution may be good for individual consumers, it compartmentalizes systemic issues. 3/8
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