Thursday, March 25, 2010, 2:11 PM

MIG Enterprises Sues For Misappropriation Of Website Content And Cyber Attacks

Online furniture retailer MIG Enterprises ("MIG") sued several defendants for what MIG claims to be malicious attacks on its website and misappropriation of its website's content. MIG's complaint was filed March 22, 2010 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Case No. 2:10-cv-1249). A copy of the complaint may be found here.

In its complaint, MIG alleges that defendants misppropriated content from MIG website, http://www.furniturexo.com/, by copying product image files, copyrighted metadata, copyrighted text, graphics files, and custom-created metadata associated with specific products. MIG alleges that the misappropriated content is being used at http://www.mazeltovfurniture.com/. MIG argues that in addition to misappropriating its intellectual property, defendants have been unjustly enriched by benefitting from the man hours put in to optimize MIG's website. In addition, MIG alleges that defendants have launched "sustained denial-of-service" attacks on MIG's website that render it unavailable to the public.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out in view of the Google Adwords cases.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Dinah Bee Menil said...

Nice site, very informative. I like to read this.,it is very helpful in my part for my criminal law studies.

May 4, 2010 at 12:26 AM  
Anonymous Cheating Spouse said...

I respect to the decision of MIG Enterprises as it sues over a crime. crime is crime whether it is murder or something like this story. I think these kind of crimes comes in the category of Internet crime? am I right?

May 17, 2010 at 3:21 AM  

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