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IGEA, AMTA, and John Deere use intellectual property arguments to bash right to repair


The Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA), the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA), and machinery manufacturer John Deere have once again pushed back on the proposal that any right to repair changes need to be introduced in Australia. In its response to the Productivity Commission's right-to-repair draft report, IGEA knocked back support for several of the recommendations that were put forward. These include enabling the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to develop and publish estimates of the minimum expected durability for products, such as video game consoles and devices, and requiring manufacturers to include additional mandatory warranty text that state entitlements to consumer guarantees under Australian Consumer Law (ACL) do not require consumers to use authorised repair services or spare parts. It repeatedly cited in its latest submission [PDF] that making changes would "cause confusion for consumers", pointing out for instance that additional text may "erroneously cause consumers to believe that their entitlements under the voluntary warranty (as opposed to the guarantees) do not require consumers to use authorised repair services or spare parts (which may not necessarily be true)". As part of providing additional information to the Productivity Commission, IGEA added that if manufacturers were required to make additional repair information available where they could bypass Trusted Platform Modules, it would open up the potential for the information to be "weaponised" by malicious actors, particularly as there are no licensing or certification schemes for electronic repairers that would help manufacturers discern between legitimate and illegitimate repairers. IGEA also took the opportunity to defend video game console manufacturers saying that it is in the "financial interest" of console makers that customers have "well-functioning and reliable devices that last for years".

Senior customer-oriented Software engineer - Sweden


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Top 30 Marketing Influencers you need to follow for 2021


To be successful and cut through the noise, you must keep up with the latest trends and consistently improve your strategies. Influencer marketing, social media marketing, brand awareness, and marketing automation have transformed the landscape. And if we want to succeed as business owners in 2021, we must stay up to date. Without a good marketing guru, a brand is simply that: A brand. But, if you come across a top marketer like some of the folks mentioned below, you don't have to be concerned about your brand being overlooked.

The EU's Artificial Intelligence Act Could Become A Brake On Innovation


Europe is lagging behind not only the US and Japan, but also China in terms of technological innovation. The world's 15 largest digital firms are not European! It is beyond question that Europe produces bright minds with amazing ideas and an entrepreneurial mindset. The problem is very simple: European companies do not make it beyond the start-up phase and if they do, their business is believed to be better off out of Europe. Skype is one famous example that was bought up by Microsoft.

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Principal Data Architect


WellSky is looking for a Principal Engineer (Principal Data Architect) to power and guide our Enterprise Data Platform and Enterprise Data Engineering operations. The Principal Engineer is a thought leader responsible for executing the technical aspects of WellSky's Enterprise & Platform Data. This is absolutely an individual contributor role with no team or people management. You will have direct impact on the users of our solutions, mainly doctors, nurses, and others on the front lines of healthcare and community services. Your hard work will touch the lives of real people and families navigating life and death issues with the support of our solutions.

Senior Engineering Manager, Machine Learning


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