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John Deere wants to DRM-own the tractors it sold

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DeathHamster, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. DeathHamster Member

    http://www.wired.com/2015/02/new-high-tech-farm-equipment-nightmare-farmers/
    http://www.wired.com/2015/04/dmca-ownership-john-deere/
    https://www.techdirt.com/articles/2...-own-tractor-because-it-cares-about-you.shtml
    http://www.npr.org/sections/alltech...iy-tractor-repair-runs-afoul-of-copyright-law
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  2. White Tara Global Moderator

    Technology hey, making life simpler one facepalm at a time.
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  3. FTFY
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  4. DeathHamster Member

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  5. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    John Deere seems to have buried this topic under charity auctions and product reviews
  6. The Wrong Guy Member

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  7. Vexumbra Member

    So, good old John Deere is slowly becoming a communist? Not that Capitalism is so great either, but this is downright disgusting.
  8. Random guy Member


    Actually no, they're trying to become monopolists, making sure only they can provide service. Not quite the same, but bad nevertheless.
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  9. Vexumbra Member

    Ah. Very true. Thank you for pointing my mistake out for me.
  10. DeathHamster Member

    It's a bad joke that John Deere is using the laws that were created to stop people from hacking game consoles to pirate games to prevent owners of $100,000+ farm machinery from maintaining their own equipment.
  11. Vexumbra Member

    There has to be some legality that's being overlooked that prevents that..
  12. Random guy Member


    Anti-trust laws?
  13. Vexumbra Member


    No not the monopolistic part of it. The fact that he's using laws that were written to prevent the hacking of video game consoles to justify it.
  14. Their 2014 financial reports show a loss.
    Now could this new tactic to drum up extra funds to compensate for the downturn?
  15. Corporations are investing in group think that has them thinking they are better than people, therefore their shit is better than our shit and more important under law. Wrong!

    The people, using natural law, can enforce a change in their thinking IF the people unify behind the ultimate natural law.

    The full strategy is actually worked out, but it's too simple for many adults totally conditioned by our societies whimsical bullshit. So there is a full wake up coming, or get ready for the chains.
  16. DeathHamster Member

    Oh. Dear.

    Which version of natural law do you think applies here?
    http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Natural_law

  17. I do not trust wiki with critical things. The natural law I refer to is that which is defined by our phylogentic DNA relating to our social instincts and that which creates a peaceful, adaptive and evolving society. After a great deal of education, anarchism is in fact natural law.

    And, such natural law is found in the framing documents of America.

    Since the civil war the federal government has been infiltrated, so one would not know that natural law by looking at the last 150 years. But in 1776 it was well understood and the government worked under it.
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