In a letter to the Boston Business Journal, the Massachusetts High Technology Council describes "Right to Repair" legislation as a threat to the state's technology economy. The Council is particularly concerned about how the bill could endanger the intellectual property of companies designing auto technology:
The so-called “Right to Repair” legislation would force manufacturers to give away their intellectual property for free. Supporters say the bill is about consumer protection and that this bill will “level the playing field” for automotive aftermarket parts retailers.
In reality, so-called “Right to Repair” actually would enable not only auto maintenance shops but literally anyone to sue an auto manufacturer to require that they hand over confidential vehicle design information — information that companies spend millions of dollars in research and development investments to develop. This is a direct attack on the industry and on intellectual property.