Big Auto Using Internet Piracy Laws to Outlaw Working on Your Own Car

According to GM, Ford, and a slew of other American car companies which we will collectively refer to as Big Auto, you should not be allowed to tinker with your own car. Why? Because cars have become such advanced pieces of computing wizardry that they can be copyright protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act from any but “authorized” manipulation: It’s called the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). It’s been around since 2000 and started as anti-Internet piracy legislation. Read more […]

Tesla Motors Paves a Path Around Big Auto and Big Oil

There are two major inter-related reasons we are dependent on oil (either foreign or domestic): conventional cars and conventional power plants. Tesla Motors may have found a way to make real progress to get around these two obstacles. Whatever your opinion of the Green Energy movement (and its many-times liberal enthusiasts), there is no doubt that clean, reliable, sustainable energy would be a good thing. If it’s voluntary (and possible). But one major roadblock in the path toward freedom Read more […]