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Cars: hardware or software?

Kai Ryssdal May 21, 2015
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Final Note

Cars: hardware or software?

Kai Ryssdal May 21, 2015
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Modern technology and the law are running smack into each other at highway speeds.

At a recent copyright hearing, a lawyer for General Motors said that even after you pay off your car — even after you own every last nut, bolt, creak and rattle — GM still owns the software that basically makes modern day cars go.

What, then, are you doing when you buy a car? You’re licensing the software.

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