DIY Tractor Repair Runs Afoul of Copyright Law

Courtney MeyerAgribusiness, Insurance

This NPR article reports on the impact digital locks and copyrights have on agriculture. The iconic image of the American farmer is the man or woman who works the land, milks cows and is self-reliant enough to fix the tractor. But like a lot of mechanical items, tractors are increasingly run by computer software. Now, farmers are hitting up against an obscure provision of copyright law that makes it illegal to repair machinery run by software. Tell me more >>> If you have questions, email Courtney Meyer, AFIS, Account Executive, Agribusiness, Program Solutions.