U.S. Copyright Office Agrees to Extending DMCA Vehicle Repair Exemption

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On Oct. 26, the U.S. Copyright Office announced a proposal to renew an exemption for vehicle owners to perform maintenance and repairs without having to abide by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s (DMCA) prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. The proposal was in response to a petition filed by the Auto Care Association, Consumer Technology Association and iFixit, seeking continued access by individuals to the software and systems embedded in modern motor vehicles.
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Well nothing in there affording tuners a "get out of jail free card" which violate the EPA CAA or NHSTA FA,..... for when disabling, defeating or circumventing a safety or smog system.

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Well nothing in there affording tuners a "get out of jail free card" which violate the EPA CAA or NHSTA FA,..... for when disabling, defeating or circumventing a safety or smog system.
Correct. But it does seem to cover us poor slobs who make diagnostic scan tools. :)
 
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