Why DRM in Cars Is Going to Drive Everyone Mad

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Forget extra cup holders or power windows: the new Renault Zoe comes with a "feature" that absolutely nobody wants. Instead of selling consumers a complete car that they can use, repair, and upgrade as they see fit, Renault has opted to lock purchasers into a rental contract with a battery manufacturer and enforce… » 11/14/13 10:51am 11/14/13 10:51am

EXCLUSIVE: How The NFL Fumbled Chrysler's Commercial

Chrysler's Clint Eastwood ad was the most controversial commercial (for various reasons) of this year's Super Bowl. But it wasn't controversial enough that someone acting on behalf of the NFL should have had it pulled off YouTube. How and why they did it demonstrates just how easy it is for someone to falsely claim… » 2/07/12 1:30pm 2/07/12 1:30pm

Toyota Backs Down From Desktop Copyright Request

Toyota has contacted Jalopnik » 11/21/08 12:30pm 11/21/08 12:30pm and informed us their company's perplexing attempt to uploaded by users and hosted at was the result of an "internal miscommunication" and they they offered a sincere apology to those at the site involved in the fracas. This is a major reversal. As recently as Moday the company's…

Toyota Fights Web Site To Take Down User-Generated Desktop Backgrounds

The owner of DesktopNexus » 11/17/08 12:40pm 11/17/08 12:40pm, a major provider of user-generated desktop backgrounds on the web, was contacted by Toyota's lawyers and told any image featuring a Toyota, Scion or Lexus vehicle was property of Toyota and should be removed, including images created by users. As you'd imagine, the users at are not pleased…