Wizards of the Coast has filed suit against an administrator of fan Website MTG Salvation because he 'intentionally and repeatedly posted on the site Wizards' proprietary information he unlawfully obtained.' The proprietary information to which the suit referred was images of prototype unreleased cards for Magic: The Gathering. The suit also included as defendants the unknown John Does who provided the site with the 'trade secrets.'
Wizards of the Coast Director of Marketing described the reasons for the company's concern. 'The unauthorized release of information about prototype cards harms the brand,' he said, 'because the cards are seen and judged prematurely out of context of the entire set.'