Autoblog Minute: Copyright law could influence car repairs

Federal Ruling Could Determine Who Can Work On Your Car

Do Automakers want you to stop working on your car in the digital age? Autoblog's Adam Morath reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute, with commentary from Autoblog's Pete Bigelow.
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[00:00:00] Do Automakers want you to stop working on your car in the digital age? I'm Adam Morath and this is your Autoblog Minute.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act or DMCA, was signed into law back in 1998. It was created with the intent to move US copyright laws into the digital age. Back then no one predicted that it could apply to cars. But today, a coalition of automakers and government agencies are arguing that

[00:00:30] these copyright laws should be used to restrict people from tampering with vehicle software systems. For more we go to Autoblog's Pete Bigelow:

[00:01:00] - [00:01:30] [Pete Bigelow Interview]

Should automakers be able to restrict who is able to work on sensitive vehicle software systems, for the sake of public safety? Sound off in the comments. For Autoblog, I'm Adam Morath.

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