Farm Data: Ownership and Protections
15 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2016
Date Written: September 16, 2016
Farm data has been a contentious point of debate with respect to ownership rights and impacts when access rights are misappropriated. One of the leading questions farmers ask deals with the protections provided to farm data. Although no specific laws or precedence exists, the possibility of trade secret is examined and ramifications for damages discussed. Farm management examples are provided to emphasize the potential outcomes of each possible recourse for misappropriating farm data.
Keywords: trade secrets, ag data, precision agriculture, big data, ownership, data
JEL Classification: K11, K13, Q16, Q10
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