Thompson Bukher LLP, representing the plaintiff in a case alleging violations of the Federal Wiretap Act by several anonymous defendants, secured a permanent injunction order granting the transfer of the defendants’ violating domains to plaintiff.
In The/Studio v. John Doe 1 et al., 14-cv-2159 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 30, 2014), the plaintiff alleged several violations of the Wiretap Act (17 U.S.C. 2520(b)) by numerous foreign-based, anonymous defendants who used several privately-registered .com domain names to solicit the plaintiff’s customers after allegedly intercepting communications between the plaintiff and its customers. With the defendants having, predictably, failed to appear following electronic service and temporary injunction orders, the Court granted default judgment and permanent injunction against the defendants, ordering that the violating domain names be transferred to the ownership and control of the plaintiff.
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