Australia Takes Its First Baby Steps On the Road To A Right-To-Repair Law, With A Consultation About Tractors

Wed, 29 Apr 2020 07:08:47 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200421/08215944338/australia-takes-first-baby-steps-road-to-right-to-repair-law-with-consultation-about-tractors.shtml>

"It is clearly vital for farmers to retain control over their own data,
while equipment manufacturers see this as a resource they can control
and exploit -- for example, by aggregating data from many farms and
selling access to it. People owning agricultural equipment -- or anyone
else -- have until Sunday, 31 May 2020 to make their submissions to the
Commission. It will be a while before the ACCC reports on what it finds,
and after that the battle to enshrine a right to repair in Australian
law will probably take years. But at least the process has begun, which
could give a useful impetus to other efforts around the world to bring
in similar, much-needed legislation."

Via Glyn Moody, who wrote "well, it’s a start…if you drive a tractor"

Cheers,
        *** Xanni ***
--
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net                   Andrew Pam
http://www.xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
http://www.glasswings.com.au/             Partner, Glass Wings
http://www.sericyb.com.au/                Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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