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Best Buy files a lawsuit to get "Jane and John Doe", or whoever leaked that Samsung Galaxy S III info

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That leak that came from Best Buy Canada about the upcoming top-secret Samsung flagship - the Galaxy S III? Well, it must have irked the management to no end, as the electronics retailer is taking drastic measures to curtail the incident and make sure it doesn't happen again.

First, however, it has to find the culprit, which so far it has been unable to do on its own, that's why it filed a lawsuit with the authorities, hoping that the external investigation will help reveal the leaker's identity.

It all began with the top Canadian mobile blog publishing a snapshot where the release dates for the Galaxy S III were revealed, and that information becoming viral in consequence. Now Best Buy has filed a suit against "Jane and John Doe", which aims to find who sent the snapshot there:

The Confidential Marketing Information is developed by Best Buy and is distributed only to a select group of Best Buy employees on a 'need to know' basis, and to selected third-party service providers and their employees by means of a secure, password-protected Web site. The Defendants ... have intentionally and wrongfully interfered with Best Buy's business interests and economic relations.
This is certainly an interesting development, as so far it has usually been manufacturers and suppliers that have been going after tipsters and their leaks, which often reveal details about an upcoming product months before its launch, and fuel sometimes unhealthy speculation about its specs and design.

source: MobileSyrup via CBC

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posted on 04 Jul 2012, 04:09 6

1. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)



I mean, if Samsung got all pissy and revoked partnerships or whatever, I can sorta understand. But this is just silly.

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 04:33 5

2. rf1975 (Posts: 259; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

I think this leak helped the SIII sale. It did not do any negative impact on SIII, Best Buy or Samy. ??

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 04:53

3. Hammerfest (Posts: 384; Member since: 12 May 2012)

The wheaties already tasted like s**t, why was he upset when I s**t in his wheaties anyway?

Well, the basterd took a s**t in MY wheaties no matter if it didnt change the flavor! MY wheaties damnit! If I want more s**t flavoring ill s**t in them myself! MINE MINE MINE GREED CONTROL FREAK OCD ARSEHOLE SYNDROME NOM NOM NOM...

Its a valid "human" responce...
Still, im going to agree with the majoirty of CONSUMERS, leaks are the ULTIMATE PR/ADVERTISEMENTS that ANY company can have... EVER!

I have no doubt that the leaked information had both positive and negative effects, but not enough to complain about the negative part:
First thought: Sweet GS3!
Second thought: Sweet I know when, or about when I can get my GS3!
Third thought: Sweet! I know a good place I can get my GS3 and around what date I can start keeping my eye out!

EDIT: well theres negative now. Current thought: that company is going after the person responsible for my first 3 excited thoughts, make that 2, and I will make sure to buy from another company!

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 20:27

10. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)

Unless best buy is already been bought under the table by "you-know-who".. and they don't want any PR/advertisement whatsoever for the SGS3 but keeping the limelight for the upcoming rumoured-to-be 4" metal back phone that usually comes with 16/32/64GB memory..

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 05:07

4. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


posted on 04 Jul 2012, 06:25 1

5. Kan_wha (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)

Well it is Canadian management, not exactly the brightest around. Also refer to the following companies for references. Nortel, ATI and now RIM... See a pattern here?

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 11:47

8. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

Yes, it's called loose bowel syndrome or LBS; in some countries it's also considered diahrea.

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 06:44

6. refreak (Posts: 29; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


posted on 04 Jul 2012, 10:26

7. imkyle (Posts: 1086; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

Best Buy your sales are down. Any leaked info for your store can only help sales.

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 13:33

9. nicholassss (Posts: 368; Member since: 10 May 2012)

If it werent for leaks ho could us nerds make informed decisions on when, where and what we're gonna buy. not a big enough deal to make this big of a deal about it.

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 20:52 1

11. Aeires (unregistered)

"Your honor, we'd like to call a recess while we try and figure out who it is we are suing."

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