New attempt at a law to make working on your own car illegal

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New attempt at a law to make working on your own car illegal

Post by Ghost » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:09 am

Check this out! Yet another special interest group wants to drum up some extra business!

http://jalopnik.com/carmakers-want-to-m ... 1699132210

It will be a cold day in hell when some high school dropout is allowed to touch any of my cars! These bastards need to stay out of our garages! I think it's time to contact the representatives along with SEMA.

You can sign the petition against this ridiculous law here: https://act.eff.org/action/fight-for-yo ... r-your-car
'85 XR4Ti: 8.8+T56 swap, AEM standalone, HY35 on a full rebuild... What's the bluebook on these cars again?
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Re: New attempt at a law to make working on your own car ill

Post by boost_is_fun » Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:16 am

At 19, I cringe at the thought of letting other people my age work on my car, even if they are as knowledgeable as I am (which honestly, isn't very much). I know that for a fact that I know more about cars than all but a small percentage of people my age, factor in knowledge specific to my XR and Audi, and the thought of turning it over is even worse! Never will I turn over my car to someone I know little about, ever.
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Re: New attempt at a law to make working on your own car ill

Post by milehighXR » Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:26 pm

John Deere is trying to do the same thing in a sense:

http://www.wired.com/2015/04/dmca-ownership-john-deere/
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Re: New attempt at a law to make working on your own car ill

Post by RichBaker » Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:45 am

You all realize we opened this door when we allowed the so-called "software license" to take over the digital world,ala microsoft and all these other thieving pirates to get away with that language 40+ years ago..... or don't you???
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Re: New attempt at a law to make working on your own car ill

Post by diozqwin » Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:10 pm

signed it and posted on facebook for what good it is, i see the point/problem can't really think of a clean solution other than open code which i guess could bring a lot of security issues.

honesty and common sense sure would alleviate a lot of world problems though..

lol thats funny boost_is_fun, i'm 23 and have an xr and an audi too. I seem to educate everyone my age about whats actually going on within the systems of a car as I fix each one on the XR lol

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Re: New attempt at a law to make working on your own car ill

Post by milehighXR » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:09 pm

Common sense disappeared when the nanny-nazis starting shoving pc bs down our throats :x
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Re: New attempt at a law to make working on your own car ill

Post by Ghost » Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:37 am

Yup, gotta love how these days the laws are being written with an eye towards the lowest common denominator out there...
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Re: New attempt at a law to make working on your own car ill

Post by DAReese » Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:01 pm

Ghost wrote:Yup, gotta love how these days the laws are being written with an eye towards the lowest common denominator out there...
They always have been. It is just as technology has improved, people have become more dependent on it, and therefore the LCD is lower.
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used to own 86 dark blue traded in on a min van, what was I thinking?

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