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Ag Law in the Field


Apr 3, 2018

Today, I'm excited to have Todd Janzen of Janzen Ag Law, an Indianapolis-based law firm.  I've had several folks ask questions about the idea of "right to repair" as it relates to tractors.  When farmers purchase equipment, it often includes software, for which the farmer technically purchases a license to use.  As part of the license agreement, the farmer is not allowed to make modifications or repairs to the software on the tractor.  Instead, those repairs or modifications must be done by a licensed dealer or repairman.  Todd helps walk us through some of the legal issues and policy considerations when looking at this issue.

Contact info for Todd Janzen

(Website) http://www.aglaw.us/ 

(Blog) http://www.aglaw.us/janzenaglaw/ 

(Twitter) https://twitter.com/JanzenLaw 

(Phone) 317-855-9920

Links to info mentioned on the show

 Hand Me That Wrench: Farmers & Apple Fight Over the Toolbox

Article on right to repair legislation

"Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors with Ukranian Firmware"