6EQUJ5w t1_ja0ubco wrote

Note that planned obsolescence isn’t inherently bad. It‘s responsible to plan for the end of a product’s lifecycle. What’s problematic (by which I mean a total scam) is planned, arbitrarily-premature obsolescence that necessitates the purchase of new products when the old ones’ lifecycle could have been extended. That is indeed increasingly common.

Are there any regulatory statutes that attempt to curtail this practice (perhaps in the EU or California)?