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Auto Care Association Testifies Before U.S. Copyright Office on Expanding DMCA Repair Exemption for Service and Tool Providers

Posted by Auto Care News on April 10, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – April 10, 2018 – Today in a hearing before the U.S. Copyright Office in Washington, D.C., Auto Care Association Senior Vice President for Regulatory and Government Affairs, Aaron Lowe, testified in support of the association’s petition to expand the current exemption for consumers under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The current exemption allows access to encrypted software for the purposes of repair for car owners only. The association previously petitioned in September to expand the consumer exemption to also include entities that provide services on behalf of car owners, including tool manufacturers and repair shops.

Auto Care Association Applauds Senate Commerce Committee on Vehicle Data Access and Control Amendment to AV START Act

Posted by Auto Care News on October 05, 2017

BETHESDA, Md. – October 5, 2017 – The Auto Care Association applauds the Senate Commerce Committee for including a vehicle data access and control amendment in the “American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies” (AV START) Act (S 1885).  The amendment sponsored by Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) requires that the Department of Transportation convene a federal advisory committee comprised of stakeholders to provide recommendations to Congress “with respect to the ownership of, control of, or access to, information or data that vehicles collect, generate, record, or store in an electronic form that is retrieved from a highly automated vehicle or automated driving system.”

Auto Care Association CEO Bill Hanvey Addresses PRONTO Shareholders Meeting

Posted by Auto Care News on September 19, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – September 19, 2017- Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association, delivered a keynote presentation at the National PRONTO Association’s shareholders meeting in National Harbor, Md., last week. The meeting, which took place Sept. 13-15, was attended by more than 500 PRONTO members, shareholders and guests.