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Comment Re:Digital Rights? (Score 1) 248

This issue always going to be about balancing the rights of content providers and the rights of content consumers

In my view, that's not the issue at all. "Balancing of rights" is a legal proposition. This is about technical mechanisms that restrict how you use your own machines.

Comment Re:Not a Farmer issue (Score 1) 497

The fact that some people make stupid modifications to their equipment is not an argument in favor of JD's stance. It would only be an argument in favor of voiding the warranty.

If I buy a piece of equipment, I have every right to abuse or destroy it in any manner I desire. The OEM should have no ability to stop me.

Comment Re:John Deere has too many non farmers (Score 2) 497

I just did a bit of web searching on this topic. It appears that John Deere has been losing market share in the farm equipment sector for years now -- so apparently, farmers are indeed moving to its competitors. It's bad enough that JD is moving more of their focus to construction equipment and away from farming equipment.

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