Vehicle ‘Keyless Security Threat’ Paper Released
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Vehicle ‘Keyless Security Threat’ Paper Released

A car security loophole highlighted in an academic paper has finally been published following successful negotiations between car manufacturer Volkswagen and academics. The paper entitled “Dismantling Megamos Crypto: Wirelessly Lockpicking a Vehicle Immobilizer”, co-written by Flavio Garcia, Roel Verdult and Baris Ege, exposes a systemic security fault in a range of luxury cars that could…

Copyright Tribunal Reference Leads to Temporary Increase in PRS TV Admin Rates
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Copyright Tribunal Reference Leads to Temporary Increase in PRS TV Admin Rates

PRS for Music (“PRS”), a UK copyright collection society, has recently written to and notified members of a temporary increase in their TV admin rates by ‘an additional one percent for one year,’ which is expected to be effective from October 2015. PRS: a quick summary Principally, PRS is responsible for managing the collective rights…

Internet Pirates Sink Dallas Buyers Club Rights Holder’s Application for Damages
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Internet Pirates Sink Dallas Buyers Club Rights Holder’s Application for Damages

Increased ease and accessibility to the internet content coupled with rising costs of cinema tickets have made the issue of streaming and downloading movie materials a growing problem for film producers and studios alike.  A recent decision by the Australian Federal Court preventing the rights holders of the Dallas Buyers Club (“DBC”) movie from pursuing…