Spare parts for cars can drop significantly.
The German Minister of Justice, Katarina Barley, wants to abolish the copyright protection of car products. They would receive a lot of care from their owners, they would be gifted by the services of the service. The prices of spare parts would fall significantly.
However, component manufacturers warn against allowing free production of plagiarism. They can be a safety risk.
The bill has already entered into an interministerial comment procedure.
More competition – lower prices
Manufacturers of original parts for cars on the one hand, consumers and service providers on the other, have spoken about this subject for over 20 years.
Surveys by the Central Automobile Trade Association (GVA) found that if this copyright protection were abolished, parts on cars would have dropped by 30-40%. The decision would also have a significant impact on the current price increase. According to the Central Association of German insurance companies, they increased by 19% between 2013 and 2017.
GVA chief Hartmut Röhl said that more competition in this area would certainly lead to lower body parts and the necessary components for them.