Date of First Publication: December 3, 2015

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

MICROSOFT CORPORATION, a
Washington Corporation,

Plaintiff,

v.

JOHN DOES 1-5, CONTROLLING COMPUTER
BOTNETS AND THEREBY INJURING PLAINTIFF AND ITS
CUSTOMERS,

Defendants.


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Plaintiff Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”) has sued Defendants John Does 1-5 associated with the Internet domains listed below. Microsoft alleges that Defendants have violated Federal and state law by operating computer botnets through these Internet domains, causing unlawful intrusion into Microsoft and Microsoft’s customers’ computers and computing devices; and intellectual property violations to the injury of Microsoft and Microsoft's customers. Microsoft seeks a preliminary injunction directing the registries associated with these Internet domains to take all steps necessary to disable access to and operation of these Internet domains to ensure that changes or access to the Internet domains cannot be made absent a court order and that all content and material associated with these Internet domains are to be isolated and preserved pending resolution of the dispute. Microsoft seeks a permanent injunction, other equitable relief and damages.

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APPLICATION FOR EMERGENCY TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER (TRO) AND PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION

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