Ford is so Out-of-Touch: Waiver to Listen to MP3s?

I read an article regarding MP3 Player Integration on the site. Here is a direct quote:

Ford has plans in the works to protect itself from potential prosecution for being a conduit to illegally downloaded music.  One of Ford’s ideas is a user consent agreement to be used for MP3 playback where car buyers would be required to confirm that the music they are playing in their vehicle was acquired legally.

This is yet another example of how out-of-touch Ford (and other domestic car companies) is with consumers, especially those in their 20s and 30s.  They can’t be serious – a waiver regarding my music in my car?  Is this really what Ford needs to be worrying about instead of product design and manufacturing efficiency?  Did they make people sign waivers stating that they wouldn’t listen to copied cassette tapes in the 1980s or copied CDs in the 1990s?  What’s next, a dress code? Just because a file is an MP3 doesn’t mean that it is an illegal download.

I could go on (because it is so easy to make fun of this) but I’ll just sum it up as: Ford = Idiots.

Written by in: Automotive | Tags: | Last updated on: 2014-May-27 |


  • Dex Johnson says:

    Wow, I’m no Ford fan, but before you actually slander a company / person in a public blog, you might want to double check your own grammer.

  • KNH says:

    Hey, genius: slander is a false statement/defamation, whereas this post quotes the facts from Ford; the author takes exception to Ford’s plan but does not make false statements.

    In addition, look at this link to see an alternate spelling of “grammer.” No, wait, by alternate I mean actual.

  • benny says:

    Ford is a company and needs to protect its interests financially in my opinion 🙂

  • josef Spence says:

    Ford is a company and needs to protect its interests financially in my opinion i agree or o I.
    I am a rat, what would i know?

  • Aaron says:

    Dear Ford: A great majority of the music I’m listening to in your car was illegally procured. What are you going to do about it? Signed: Your Customer

    No, I do NOT drive a Ford, thank you very much.

    Funny that the validation code is “Cavalier”…

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