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Copyright-Wielding Agencies Stymie Cybersecurity Research

October 5, 2015

Regulatory agencies, including the Department of Transportation, are trying to use copyright law to crack down on tampering with automobile computers, but so-called “white hat” hackers fear their cybersecurity research will be stymied as well. This summer the hackers took control of a Jeep’s steering, brakes and transmission to demonstrate a vehicle vulnerability. The incident raised concerns about how researchers disclose vulnerabilities to manufacturers and the public.

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