. . . [t]he purpose of [the Act] is to ensure the right of consumers to make analog or digital audio recordings of copyrighted music for their private, noncommercial use.
That should pretty much shut the whole thing down right there. The purpose of the in-vehicle entertainment system is to allow the consumer to make digital recordings of (non)copyrighted music for THEIR PRIVATE, NONCOMMERCIAL USE.
AARC are in the same class of bottom-feeding scumbags as SOCAN. I was personally threatened with legal action by SOCAN because we had not licensed out hold music for our phone system, despite the fact that our music was carefully selected to be recordings from the public domain.
These lawyers should be disbarred, jailed and have all their assets seized for distribution amongst the artists whose interests they claim to represent.