Is This Possible In Security, And Would It Be Accepted By End Users?

I read this story last night on John Deere and others, and the use of computer code in their equipment. The code of course is proprietary, but major manufacturers are going to court to legally block anyone (even owners) from access to it. As a youngster and teenager I was a farmer so naturally I have opinions about this, although they are antiquated. It did start me to wondering though about such far reaching ramifications in our own industry; or would there be any? It occurs to me that in today's digital world, an awful lot of what we touch has proprietary code. To get updates means someone has to pay. But we could and some probably do change the code from time to time to suit their needs. Would a manufacturer actually go to court to block that? Or would that be seen as too far reaching in such a competitive environment? Not earth shattering, but worth some thought.

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