Re:Create Coalition Supports Bill To Remove IP Barriers To Patient Care During COVID Pandemic

Washington – The Re:Creation Coalition issued a statement in support of The Critical  Medical Infrastructure Right-to-Repair Act of 2020 introduced by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY) The bill will allow trained experts to maintain and repair essential medical equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic, and temporarily suspend restrictions that are blocking needed repairs. 

“We must do all that we can to support health care providers and give them the medical equipment and resources they need to safely care for patients suffering from COVID-19. While our current copyright laws recognize right-to-repair exemptions, Senator Wyden’s bill allows for emergency repairs to life-saving devices at a critical time,” said Re:Create Executive Director Joshua Lamel. “By removing legal barriers that hinder swift fixes to medical equipment, health care providers won’t lose time when it comes to saving lives.”

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