Confidential Settlement Obtained for Client in Lightspeed Media Computer Hacking Lawsuit.

May 18, 2012 — Yesterday, DeBlasio & Gower, LLC finalized a settlement for one of its clients in connection with the lawsuit filed in Illinois state court by Lightspeed Media Corporation alleging that hundreds if not thousands of individuals either hacked Lightspeed’s website to obtain legitimate user passwords or used the hacked passwords to get access to Lightspeed’s subscriber content.  Terms of the settlement agreement are confidential.

The lawsuit asserts claims under the federal computer fraud and abuse statute, 18 U.S.C. § 1030 et seq., as well as common law claims for unjust enrichment, civil conspiracy, conversion and breach of contract.  A copy of the lawsuit, without the exhibits identifying the IP addresses of the John Does, can be viewed by clicking here Complaint.

DeBlasio & Gower LLC’s attorneys have extensive experience in Intellectual Property litigation.  By way of example, in his career, Mr. DeBlasio has represented one of the world’s largest music licensing organizations in copyright infringement matters throughout the State of Illinois, as well as one of the most popular manufacturers of plush toys in trademark infringement cases.  He has also represented numerous individuals in situations involving BitTorrent lawsuits.  For more information, visit or call one of our attorneys, at (630) 560-1123

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