If the government is going to institute copyright, it's the government's responsibility to also institute a database that accurately tells what is actually covered under copyright and for exactly how long. Without that, the whole system doesn't work.
Self driving cars work by making assumptions about the world around them. This time it was in error, and the human observer - making the same assumption - didn't stop the vehicle to prevent an accident.
But the real important thing here is that they could analyze the crash (and thousands of variations on it) to prevent a similar accident from occurring. Unlike human drivers, which will cause the same accidents over and over, self-driving cars can learn not to repeat past mistakes.
I grew up on those things but now I'm an adult and those things don't interest me anymore. That's fine if you enjoy nostalgia but really, there's so much more to the world and even movies that's more interesting than my childhood entertainment.