Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st May 2009 15:19 UTC
Legal Soft and hardware makers, closed ones that is, are extremely secretive over their code and hardware. If there's a flaw, bug, or error, you are at their mercy to fix their code or issue a recall or something; you can't fix it yourself. In fact, fixing your own hardware will most certainly void warranty. Since we haven't had a decent car analogy on OSNews in a while, US Congress handed us one on a silver platter.
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by ferrels on Thu 21st May 2009 19:38 UTC
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Comparing this issue to DMCA is ridiculous. No one is talking about cloning or copying data here, nor is it a copyright issue. Owners want to know what the diagnostic codes mean so that they have a choice when it comes to getting their car repaired. The choice of taking it to an expensive dealer for repairs, repairing it themselves or taking it to a 3rd party repair shop.

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