Supplier groups say consumers and independent repairers need a level playing field for aftermarket access to software-enabled vehicle technology.
The U.S. Copyright Office should protect consumer choice by allowing the independent aftermarket greater access to software-enabled components and parts, say the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA), the light vehicle aftermarket and remanufacturing divisions of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA).
Last year, the Library of Congress published its final rule on the Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies. The rule, recommended by the Register