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Watch "Fight to Repair," demand the right to repair

by Zoë Kooyman Contributions Published on Jan 11, 2021 04:52 PM
"Fight to Repair" is an animated video from the Free Software Foundation (FSF) about two free software engineers rushing to fix a life-threatening problem in a vehicle's autopilot code.
Watch "Fight to Repair," demand the right to repair

Fight to repair

Coming up with a fix for the bug is only the first step in their journey, which has them facing off against the malicious proprietary software corporation DeceptiCor, and culminates in a high-speed motorcycle chase.

This video is the newest addition to the series of animated videos created by the FSF on the subject of free software. Safety regulations on the operation of vehicles and other potentially dangerous devices may be necessary, but we know this can be accomplished without denying users the right to repair. Fight to Repair dramatizes something we see happening more and more frequently -- companies giving themselves and their software unjust control over users, often also leaving those users in unsafe situations in order to maximize profit.

As part of the video launch, the FSF has dedicated a new campaign and a collaborative resource page to the right to repair movement to help spread global awareness of this issue and to highlight how, when devices are powered by software, having a right to repair requires having the four freedoms that define free software.

Support our work

To help us bring attention to the importance of the right to repair, and the need to maintain our rights to own and fix technology, please show your support by promoting this video.

If you enjoy this video, please consider becoming an FSF associate member or donating to the FSF to help us create more videos like this to help spread free software awareness.

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Subtitles and translations

Help us translate to many different languages so we can share this video across the globe! Translation drafts and the how-to explanation can be found on the LibrePlanet wiki. Once you have finalized a translation, email and we will publish it.

Subtitle files: English | French | Brazilian | Persian | Italian | Dutch | Spanish | | Turkish | German


Embed Fight to Repair on your site or blog with this code:

<iframe src="" id="fight-to-repair-iframe" scrolling="no" style="overflow: hidden; margin: 0; border: 0 none; display: block; width: 100%; height: 600px"></iframe>
// @license magnet:?xt=urn:btih:1f739d935676111cfff4b4693e3816e664797050&dn=gpl-3.0.txt GPL-3.0-or-later
window.onmessage = function (e) { if ("fsfIframeHeight")) { document.getElementById('fight-to-repair-iframe').style.height=`${}px`; } };
// @license-end

Video credits:

Fight to Repair created for the Free Software Foundation
LENGTH: 3:11
STORY: Brad Burkhart
ANIMATOR: Zygis Luksas

Fight to Repair by the Free Software Foundation Copyright © 2021 is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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