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Diy Tractor Repair Runs Afoul of Copyright Law

Farmer Dave Alford and tractor

Farmer Dave Alford can't fix his own tractors like this one because it's run by software with proprietary digital locks.

Credit: Laura Sydell/NPR

The iconic image of the American farmer is the man or woman who works the land, milks cows and is self-reliant enough to fix the tractor. But like a lot of mechanical items, tractors are increasingly run by computer software.

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