Farmers Are Still Fighting For The Right To Fix Their Own Tractors

  • The Alliance spoke out against an exemption in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that would allow owners to work on their own cars.
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  • The argument was, essentially, that modern cars run computer code that the owner doesn’t really own, and so that means owners shouldn’t be allowed to work on their cars.
  • It’s bullshit, and farmers are currently lobbying for the right to work on their own machines.
  • Possibly the most bizarre application of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act finally got the… Read more Read more

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@internetofshit: “Farmers are still fighting for the right to fix their own tractors. Oh yes, tractor DRM.”


An article in Modern Farmer yesterday (I like to keep up on farming, since I have a small plot of sorghum growing in my shower) reminded me of the plight of farmers to keep the right to fix their own machinery. Gearheads managed to get this right protected last year, but, right now, farmers are still under John Deere’s big green and yellow thumb.


Farmers Are Still Fighting For The Right To Fix Their Own Tractors

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