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Old 09-23-2015, 12:53 AM   #1
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LXer: VW scandal highlights irony of EPA opposition to vehicle software tinkering


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Strangely, however, the EPA is standing alongside automakers, including VW. They all oppose proposed regulations that would allow the public to circumvent copyright protections measures attached to vehicle software. Also known as "technological protection measures" (TPMs), automakers employ this copyright ruse toward the goal of making it a Digital Millennium Copyright Act violation to examine or tinker with the code in vehicle software. And, for the moment, it's all legal, and the EPA wants to keep it that way.

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