We Can’t Let John Deere Destroy the Very Idea of Ownership | WIRED

“Over the last two decades, manufacturers have used the DMCA to argue that consumers do not own the software underpinning the products they buy—things like smartphones, computers, coffeemakers, cars, and, yes, even tractors. So, Old MacDonald has a tractor, but he owns a massive barn ornament, because the manufacturer holds the rights to the programming that makes it run.”

We Can’t Let John Deere Destroy the Very Idea of Ownership | WIRED