Auto Care Responds to Automakers on DMCA Repair Exemption

April 2nd, 2018 by

Last week, the Auto Care Association filed comments with the U.S. Copyright Office responding to the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers’ position regarding embedded software circumvention for the purpose of vehicle repair. Auto Care and the Consumer Technology Association previously requested that certain activities necessary for auto repair be exempted from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s […]

State Legislative Overview

April 2nd, 2018 by

New State Laws Hawaii Senate Bill 2243 (Motor Vehicle Insurance) would prohibit insurers from charging additional fees for repairs made with original equipment (OE) manufacturer parts if the vehicle manufacturer recommends OE parts. This bill was heard before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health, and amended to include several problematic restrictions including: […]