Thomas Hallauer of PTOLEMUS Consulting Group recently published a very insightful article pertaining to the ongoing discussions regarding OBD dongles and their perceived impact on manufacturer warranties. Here is an extract;
“OEMs might claim that telematics service providers are accessing copyrighted information or material that is otherwise protected by other intellectual property rules.
However the information coming out of the port is only measurements recorded by the devices in the car and not the result of a human creative process. No software code is being extracted so the OEM’s IP is unlikely to be affected.”
You can read the full article here.