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 […]