Gay Gordon-Byrne

Gay Gordon-Byrne is one of the founding members of The Repair Association and is currently directing legislative advocacy as their Executive Director. She is a frequent speaker and writer on technology repair, reuse, secondary markets, and sustainability topics. Gay is a repair policy expert in her own right with over 40 years of experience as a vendor, lessor, and used equipment dealer for large commercial IT users. She is the author of "Buying, Supporting and Maintaining Software and Equipment - and IT Manager's Guide to Controlling the Product Lifecycle.”

Recent Articles by The Right to Repair of Medical Equipment is Not an IP Issue

The Right to Repair of Medical Equipment is Not an IP Issue

How does it make any sense that fixing something, which you bought and paid for, is a violation of the manufacturer’s copyright? It’s not, and here’s why. Fixing things is legal under multiple sections of Copyright Law. Repair doesn’t modify books, music, videos or licensed software, so it’s absurd that copyright law is even being used to restrict repair.