Wednesday October 28, 2015

Carmakers Can't Use The DMCA To Make Working On Your Car Illegal

As a bit of a follow up to this news item, auto enthusiasts are thrilled that auto manufacturers can no longer use the DMCA to stop you from working on your car.

Well, they offered an exemption. As the Library of Congress’ U.S. Copyright Office ruled this morning, "reproducing and altering the computer programs on ECUs for purposes of facilitating diagnosis, repair and modification of vehicles" is totally cool.