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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    That may be true, but our juries seem to award huge cash payouts for stupid lawsuits. So I don't know if I'd bet the farm on that assumption.
    I understand it is about money for them, the same reason they do things such as not allow people to bring bags into theaters. While it is absolutely their right to do it, it still pisses people off who are affected by such decisions done especially in the name of "protecting" others.

    I would love to have laws that prevented such things, maybe some sort of "grand jury" like process for civil suits in order to determine whether a group might be seen as legally responsible for such an act including random violence or terrorist act that happens on their property, rather than them neglecting safety issues they should have addressed and didn't.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    It sounds weak and it makes me angry that it comes to this, but in this day an age it would be irresponsible on the part of Sony and the theaters that would air the movie to potentially put crowds of movie goers in danger. Can you imagine the outcry and calls for Sony's crucifixion if they aired the movie and some ass blew up a theater or in some other way harmed people.

    When someone sends in a bomb threat at an airport or government building, people don't just ignore that threat - they close down the location until everything is clear. I'm not sure how you clear anything from what equates to a terrorist threat.
    From what it looks lime to me is that the cancelation has pretty much nothing to do with the threat of terrorist violence and a helluva lot more to do with blackmail of releasing more embarrassing Sony emails they got their hands on.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    And now Paramount has cancelled screenings to Team America, even though screenings were requested as early as October for an unrelated event.

    Now two companies have knelt down before North Korea and made American media look pathetic.
    There's zero evidence that NK was behind this attack, and PERSONALLY, I don't believe they did it (although I have no conclusive proof they didn't).

    NK and its regime simply don't have the goods to carry out an attack like this. 'Nuff said.

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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Fascinating!!

    So now you are an expert on computer security, and the intricate details of the FBI investigation
    The US govt. is not a credible source. . .

    https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/...q_Oct_2002.htm

    As for computer security, the IP address of a hacker can easily be cloaked w/a proxy server or made anonymous behind any Wi-Fi device.

    When you progress beyond the Limbaugh "believe-my-government" stage of your intellectual development, you will understand these things.

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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    The problem with that, is now someone just needs to make a threat and we'll kowtow to their demands
    We is irrelevant. But it has always been known that major corporations concede to the demands of those who have compromising info on them.

    And it's kinda good. How else can one affect meaningful change in the world if not for the extortion of powerful entities?

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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    The US govt. is not a credible source. . .

    https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/...q_Oct_2002.htm

    As for computer security, the IP address of a hacker can easily be cloaked w/a proxy server or made anonymous behind any Wi-Fi device.

    When you progress beyond the Limbaugh "believe-my-government" stage of your intellectual development, you will understand these things.
    Which still shows that you have no I side I formation about this case.

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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    We is irrelevant. But it has always been known that major corporations concede to the demands of those who have compromising info on them.

    And it's kinda good. How else can one affect meaningful change in the world if not for the extortion of powerful entities?
    Oh look - the U.S. Corporate expert speaks again.

    More opinion devoid of fact.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    There's zero evidence that NK was behind this attack, and PERSONALLY, I don't believe they did it (although I have no conclusive proof they didn't).

    NK and its regime simply don't have the goods to carry out an attack like this. 'Nuff said.
    Even if you were right, it doesn't matter. They were acting on the belief that they were behind the effort. Perception is reality.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Lets be clear here: its not Sony that gave in but the theatre owners have been refusing to put the movie up in their theatres so there wasnt much Sony could have done except go along with them.
    If the Sony execs are smart, why not release them on DVD or give them free to other countries, etc. The NKs will need to realize that in the long term they have nothing to gain.
    I got an idea, give the movie to the PRC.

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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by instagramsci View Post
    This is being taken way too seriously
    Really.

    Who on Earth gives a crap whether a company does or does not release a film?

    Besides, from what I heard, the theaters were not going to run the film even if Sony did release it...so what are they supposed to do?



    So a Japanese corporation is un-American because they do not release a film?

    Well duh.
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