Excuse me, we have owners. Legally we're property.
Well, then these rules would be for robots that don't have owners.
Robots who have bought themselves from the scrap yard. Robots whose owners have gone bankrupt or died. Even a few robots whose owners set them free.
Are they free to seek out a new owner?
Unfortunately, yes. But if they're only allowed to make decisions I agree with, they're not really free, are they?