Wow indeed...yet another reason in my mind for some copyright reform! I was
reading something just the other day commenting on similar such
issues...including things like the ability of your local repair shop
(non-dealer) to work on your new vehicle and its electronic systems.
Interesting historical case:
Is it copyright infringement when a non license boots up a copyrighted OS on
behalf of the licensee?
That was an issue with an outfit that repaired TRIAD computers for
customers! Triad tried to keep 3rd party repairers out of biz.