Condé Nast Sues over Hacked GQ Pages Leaked by Anonymous Blogger
Condé Nast has filed an infringement lawsuit in hopes it will learn the identity of an anonymous hacker who stole online GQ content before the magazine hit newsstands.
The material found its way to the blog FashionZag, published by an anonymous blogger, Women’s Wear Daily reports. The blog published the magazine’s five alternate December covers, until Condé Nast persuaded a third-party hosting site to take them down, the suit says. FashionZag then reposted the images, along with additional content, using a new hosting service, according to the lawsuit, published on the blog City File.
The posting of the new material was “willfully done by defendants to thumb their noses at Condé Nast and the copyright law,” the suit says.
The hacker also copied pages from the December issues of Vogue, Teen Vogue and Lucky.