Producers are collecting and relying more on ag data collected by farm equipment. Much of this data might be uploaded to the “cloud” and stored with third party. Storing with third parties can lead to questions of who owns farm data? In this episode, Paul is joined by his colleague, Ashley Ellixson, extension legal specialist, and Dr. Terry Griffin, cropping systems economist, Kansas State University.
Resources discussed in this episode:
- Ellixson, Ashley. Legal and Economic Implications of Farm Data. farmerhayek.com (June, 2016).
- Ellixson, Ashley and Terry Griffin. Farmers Must Actively Protect Data to Secure Trade Secret Protections. farmerhayek.com (July, 2016).
- Ellixson, Ashley and Terry Griffin. Ownership and Protections of Farm Data. agmanager.info Publication (May, 2016).
- Griffin, Terry. Value of Farm Data: Proving Damages Based on Trade Secret Protections. farmerhayek.com (July, 2016).
If you have questions for Ashley, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet her at @legally_ashley. If you have questions for Dr. Griffin, you can email him at email@example.com or tweet him at @spaceplowboy.
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