If manufacturers insist on repairs only going to them , or authorised repairers ----
“This restricts the access of independent repairers to spare parts and information - and that limits the scope and affordability of repair services.”
Maybe there will be derogation for specialist low volume consumer items ?
The movement largely stems from companies like Apple suing any repairer who shows their schematics, claiming it's IP theft etc.
The grey area for me is the use of (third party sourced) remanufactured parts being used for repairs. If I'm buying something from a 2nd hand seller and it's been repaired, at all, I'd expect to be told, especially if it uses none OEM or remanufactured parts sourced from a third party.
Apple claim this affects their brand, and I can see some merit in that argument (nano merit), but then it wouldn't be an issue if they actually offered repairs rather than trying to screw you for an upgrade when what you need a $5 part that they won't supply.
I think the guys in the US could put this to bed simply by putting a sticker on anything they repair that says " contains none original parts used for third party repair". Then Apple could go f_ck themselves.
An interesting topic, look up apple repair guy https://www.youtube.com/user/rossmanngroup