The Auto Care Association submitted comments last week to the U.S. Copyright Office requesting the agency make clear that when purchasing a vehicle, the consumer also purchases the software in that vehicle.
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 of Copyrights and adopted by the Librarian of Congress, provides an exemption to provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) for consumers. The exemption, however, specifically excluded circumvention “on behalf of” vehicle owners creating a