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Copyright Office Grants Exemption to Allow for Vehicle Modification

The U.S. Copyright Office today issued a ruling to allow vehicle owners to perform vehicle diagnosis, repair and modification without fear of prosecution under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).  However, the Copyright Office declined to provide the exemption to third parties who diagnose, repair or modify a vehicle on behalf of the vehicle owner. The Copyright Office concluded that extending the reach of an exemption to cover third-parties requires a legislative amendment undertaken by Congress.  Access to a vehicle’s telematics or entertainment system was also specifically excluded from the exemption.

New SEMA Show Mobile App Includes Ability to Create Custom Product Lists

The 2015 SEMA Show Mobile App is making it easier than ever for Showgoers to navigate the four-day trade show, as well as obtain exhibitor and product information. The SEMA Show Mobile App features custom turn-by-turn navigating directions, the most up-to-date exhibitor list, and - new this year - the ability to scan products in the New Products Showcase to create a customized list that buyers and media can use during and after the Show.

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