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ADVANCE MAGAZINE PUBLISHERS INC. v. JOHN DOES 1-5
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK (FOLEY SQUARE)
The extent of successful hacking in the US and abroad is underappreciated and unrecognized. For instance, successful cyber attacks have been going on for years and major systems have been penetrated and infiltrated. Every small business should consider obtaining insurance for data loss to cover the profound consequences if hackers get into a system.
Condé Nast Publications publishes almost 20 magazines with international circulation including GQ, Vogue, Wired, and others. The Plaintiff alleges that unknown Defendants have been hacking into their computers and stealing advanced covers, pages, and alternative artwork intended to be used for an upcoming magazine edition. The Defendants are alleged to have then published the property on various online sites.
The lawsuit Plaintiff has filed against Defendant includes claims for copyright infringement, contributory copyright infringement, and violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The Plaintiff requests preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, attorneys’ fees and expenses, investigation expenses, damages, any profits or gain by Defendants in an amount to be determined at trial, statutory damages, and such further and additional relief the Court may deem to be just and proper. Traverse Internet Law Cross-Reference Number 1393.