SUPPORT THE RIGHT TO REPAIR!

Fundraising campaign by Henrik Huseby
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My name is Henrik Huseby, and I’m a Norwegian independent repairer and small business owner. I need your help and your financial support to fight for the Right to Repair, in Norway and globally.

Apple, a $1 trillion-strong company, has decided to sue my small independent repair business, which for years has been fixing Apple iPhones, laptops and PCs. This is not an isolated case, as they’re constantly investigating and suing others too

In 2018 I was sued by Apple for allegedly importing “counterfeit” iPhone screens, a claim I successfully denied in court. The repair shop I own, PCKompaniet in the town of Ski, Norway, never advertised to the public using “genuine” parts from Apple. Apple is trying to use copyright law to make my job and the job of millions independent repair businesses almost impossible.

While Apple lost the original case, it won in appeal earlier this year. I, Henrik Huseby, have been fined with the equivelant of 10795 EURO in court cost and fines to Apple.

This is the ultimate David vs Goliath fight, and it’s a struggle we can’t afford to lose.

Repairing and extending a phone’s lifespan is always the greenest option. No manufacturer is able to cater for the repair needs of all users of its products, including Apple! Independent repairers plan a crucial role in reducing unnecessary electrical waste, and often perform repairs that manufacturers aren’t doing themselves.

What’s at stake is our Right to Repair – in Norway and everywhere else. I’ve been in touch with repair businesses in other countries, which have been threatened by Apple in similar ways. If they win this case, all independent repair businesses will be weaker when confronted by Apple or other manufacturers.

It’s ironic that this legal threat by Apple is happening right at the same time when they’re making major announcements about expanding their provision of a limited set of spare parts to “some” independent repair businesses. We can’t afford any individual company to decide on its own terms who should get access to spare parts and repair manuals

That’s why I’ve decided to appeal further to the Norwegian Supreme Court, “Høyesterett”. I now need all your help to pay for legal fees for this next phase: 10000 EURO for submitting the appeal,

and if the claim is accepted, an additional 60000 EURO.

Please consider donating to my cause, and help me spread the word

All money collected through this campaign will go to pay the law firm who’s helping with this case. Any extra money collected, or in case I win the case at the Supreme Court, will be donated to the European Right to Repair Campaign to be launched in Berlin on 21st September

APPEAL TO SUPREME COURT OF NORWAY

http://tiny.cc/7jpecz

Thanks for your support!

Henrik

To learn more about the case:

https://www.smart.uio.no/blog/we-all-lose-in-the-case-that-apple-won.html

Organizer

  • Henrik Huseby
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  • Campaign Owner
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  • Ski, NO

Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 20, 2021
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  • Martin Sch.
  • Donated on Aug 11, 2021
€100.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 16, 2021
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Jun 05

Documents of this case

Update posted by Henrik Huseby at 09:57 am

Here are the documents sent to the Court from Apple and MeIts one main writing and one reply from each.https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-dXRhUzAq_B4crMKu... My main posthttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1XWyDpYIxY_o017pBs... Apples main posthttps://drive.google.com/file/d/112IsLT4ElxcdZUYXr... Apples Replyhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/11-_WHl70R_uSKUVvq... My ReplyThese are the documents the court was given in this last trial.

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Jun 03

Final Verdict

Update posted by Henrik Huseby at 10:22 pm

Unfortunately the judges in the Supreme court voted for Apple.Here is the Verdict https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Wck4d0YZnM0PqZEqa...They rejected my appeal and sentence me to pay apple 247600 Norwegian Kroner, That about 23305 Euros.It was a shock, and the ruling is a joke, they swallowd all the lies and speculations from Apple and spit. . . . .

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May 19

Update on the Trial

Update posted by Henrik Huseby at 10:54 am

I am so grateful for all the support I have been given here. The court will soon come with a final verdict, no later than 28.05.2020 they say. I got an update from the court that they had change out one of the judges because he has relations with Apples

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Apr 22

More information about the Trial

Update posted by Henrik Huseby at 10:27 am

Judge Ringnes pointed out that the appeal should be decided after written consideration.The parties shall each submit their main post. The main post is designed as a writtenprocedure with ongoing references to actual and legal excerpts. That whichthe process agents normally would have read in the counter from the excerpts. . . . .

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Apr 22

New Update

Update posted by Henrik Huseby at 07:49 am

The Case will go under wrintings due to the situation now. This has never been done before in the Superem court.. It will start 28 April and end 7 Mai. After that the Court will use some days to decide the outcome of this. Im so greatful for all the

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Mar 26

Supreme court has been postponed.

Update posted by Henrik Huseby at 12:18 pm

Unfortunately the Supreme court has been Postponed due to Coronavirus, they are discussing to have it done via writings and Video Link.Stay Safe!

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Jan 30

Restart Podcast Ep. 48: Henrik versus Goliath Corporation

Update posted by Henrik Huseby at 06:51 pm

https://therestartproject.org/podcast/henrik-huseby/

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Jan 30

Date of Trial

Update posted by Henrik Huseby at 06:47 pm

The date is set to 24 mars 2020 09:00 to 14:30 Norwegian time, thank you all for the support.

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Nov 14

APPEAL TO SUPREME COURT HAS BEEN ACCEPTED!

Update posted by Henrik Huseby at 09:49 pm

Thank you all so much for all the donations so far. I havent got a date yet when the case is comming up but I will post it here as soon as i know. Please keep donating so we can push The Right to Repair. supreme court decision

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Donors & Comments

518 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 20, 2021
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  • Martin Sch.
  • Donated on Aug 11, 2021
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 16, 2021
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  • Chris Wetherly
  • Donated on Jun 12, 2021
  • Hi, I only came to this story unfortunately after the unfavourable ruling. I'm sorry for how you've been treated and wanted to thank you for fighting for fairer regulations. It's not much but hopefully this will help lessen the financial impact the results have on you.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 06, 2021
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  • Donated on Feb 22, 2021
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  • Roland Assa
  • Donated on Feb 20, 2021
  • Courageous people as Mr Huseby have to be supported!

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 19, 2021
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 15, 2021
  • Good luck!

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