Court filings have accused ticketing company Ticketmaster of using information stolen from a rival firm's computers to spy on its activities. The information was allegedly stolen by a previous employee of the firm, who now works for Ticketmaster. 

The employee in question is Stephen Mead, who was allegedly asked "to use his knowledge of CrowdSurge's internal systems to improperly access those systems for purposes of monitoring CrowdSurge's potential and actual artist-clients, staying abreast of what CrowdSurge was doing and, ultimately, to 'cut [CrowdSurge] off at the knees.'" Read more..