Auto Care Association files amicus brief in software copyright case

Auto Care Association files amicus brief in software copyright case

  • January 17, 2020
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The Auto Care Association, along with Static Control, filed an amicus brief on Jan. 13 regarding a case currently before the United States Supreme Court that has the potential to severely limit the ability of companies to produce compatible replacement parts for software driven vehicles.

“While this Court consistently has interpreted intellectual property rights so as not to interfere with the public’s right to repair the chattels they own, the Federal Circuit opinion would allow OEMs to leverage copyright to bar independent competition for replacement parts and repair services,” the Auto Care Association noted in the brief.

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