EU hijacking: self-driving car data will be copyrighted...by the manufacturer
Today, the EU held a routine vote on regulations for self-driving cars, when something decidedly out of the ordinary happened...
The autonomous vehicle rules contained a clause that affirmed that "data generated by autonomous transport are automatically generated and are by nature not creative, thus making copyright protection or the right on databases inapplicable."
This is pretty inoffensive stuff. Copyright protects creative work, not factual data, and the telemetry generated by your car -- self-driving or not -- is not copyrighted.