Automakers Say You Should Stop Working on Your Car

Seriously, cut off your nose to spite your face

Just think for minute how the aftermarket,  passionate  owner,  and customizers effect the  automotive industry.  You really want that to stop?

There’s a battle being waged over who’s allowed to service or modify your car. Right now, the U.S. Copyright Office is trying to decide whether the many computer systems found in today’s cars should be protected as intellectual property as defined by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which was passed in 1998. Lobbyists for a number of automakers say they should be, and in addition have submitted comments to the office saying their systems are too complex for consumers and independent mechanics to service.

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