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John Deere tractors are coming with a kill-switch

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bd139:
In the EU: complain to the regulator

In the US: hire lawyers.

SiliconWizard:
I can't wait till people come with a kill switch. :-DD

AVGresponding:

--- Quote from: bd139 on May 31, 2022, 05:08:14 pm ---In the EU: complain to the regulator

In the US: hire lawyers.

--- End quote ---

The end result is the same: no action. The difference is the cost of the lawyers...

jpanhalt:

--- Quote from: AVGresponding on May 31, 2022, 08:57:00 pm ---The end result is the same: no action. The difference is the cost of the lawyers...

--- End quote ---

Sort of true.  The US has a healthy industry of "contingency" attorneys, who only eat what they kill.  Translated to JD, class-action lawsuits rarely help the plaintiffs significantly,* but they can punish the company severely (many billions) and reward the attorneys handsomely.  Some companies try to write into contracts clauses that forbid class-action lawsuits and require arbitration.  NB: There are 3 arbitrators in a typical American arbitration.  The companies pay all three.  What could go wrong?

*I just got a settlement check of $23 from a class action lawsuit in which I was part of the class.  That is the most I have ever received in my 80 years.  Wow.

BU508A:
Old and busted: DRM in tractor endangers food supply.

New hotness: DRM in a wheelchair endangers human lives.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2022/06/when-drm-comes-your-wheelchair

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