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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
    You might think so, but I'm not so sure. Now that the precedent has been set, what's the next cyber-terrorist target?

    I agree with those of the opinion that it should be released to the public domain, for YouTube to host (should they be willing to do so), and / or release for free on DVDs.

    The proper response to censorship is overwhelming it with more free expression, it's that what's always being said around here?

    Ahh, well, caught up to my own post, and see that Sony's on the firing line for this to never be seen, or more damaging internal documents and data would be released into the Internet wilds. No wonder they aren't doing anything.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Absolutely no! There are several reasons.

    1) Netflix is only in a handful of countries.
    2) iTunes sucks and requires far too many strings to get working. High price hardware or buggy software.
    3) Amazon does not have online distribution of content in most countries it operates in..
    4) Google Play is an option but even here it is not in every country.
    5) It is inviting attacks on these distributors and if they can hit Sony, then they can easily lay Apple or Netflix down. Amazon might be more difficult and Google will certainly be very difficult.

    That is why using the torrent system is so great. It is decentralized, and open, so to attack all viewers who are also distributors, you need to attack everyone which is impossible. There is no central distribution server. Why do you think Wikileaks was released on torrents sites.. because they knew that once there, it is damn hard to stop.
    Very good points. Even better than a YouTube release would be free and public torrent - it's not possible for NK to attack everyone in a torrent mesh network, just way too many of them - if it gets that far.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

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

    Maybe someone already brought this up, I'm not sure. I didn't read the whole thread, but....

    What if Sony is just taking advantage of an opportunity for free publicity?

    Think about it. They make a mediocre movie, and all the hype and kerfluffle happens, and suddenly everyone has heard of "The Interview." Moreover, everyone has an opinion about it without having even seen it, or at least an opinion on whether it should have been released.

    Then, they belatedly release it. The result? Everyone wants to see it. Sony makes ten times what they would have made had NK simply kept quiet about it.

    I'm not sure, you understand, it's just speculation on my part, but this could be a giant and quite successful publicity stunt.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Maybe someone already brought this up, I'm not sure. I didn't read the whole thread, but....

    What if Sony is just taking advantage of an opportunity for free publicity?

    Think about it. They make a mediocre movie, and all the hype and kerfluffle happens, and suddenly everyone has heard of "The Interview." Moreover, everyone has an opinion about it without having even seen it, or at least an opinion on whether it should have been released.

    Then, they belatedly release it. The result? Everyone wants to see it. Sony makes ten times what they would have made had NK simply kept quiet about it.

    I'm not sure, you understand, it's just speculation on my part, but this could be a giant and quite successful publicity stunt.
    The whole thing is so ridiculous, part of me believes there is no movie - it's a gag. Wtf is wrong with people... "ooooh, Kim Jong Ass is gonna git us!!11!!" Seriously?

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

    "Now we want you never let the movie released, distributed or leaked in any form of, for instance, DVD or --->piracy<---,"
    Wait a minute. You mean to tell me that Sony has had the ability to prevent Piracy for all these years and has just been allowing their Playstation games and films to be stolen! Wow these hackers knew something we didn't.


    "And we want everything related to the movie, including its trailers, as well as its full version down from any website hosting them immediately."
    Youtube may or may not comply but I'm pretty sure the film is already available in the shadier parts of the internet anyways.

    I'm beginning to think more and more that this is bull****. Sony claimed that "Anonymous" hacked their gaming systems all those years back, something that many people found to be highly unlikely. The demand to end "piracy" is just too much. I was already suspicious about this whole thing but now I'm sure Sony is lying about something.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    George Clooney on Hollywood's Cowardice - Mike Fleming, Deadline

    EXCLUSIVE: As it begins to dawn on everyone in Hollywood the reality that Sony Pictures was the victim of a cyberterrorist act perpetrated by a hostile foreign nation on American soil, questions will be asked about how and why it happened, ending with Sony cancelling the theatrical release of the satirical comedy The Interview because of its depiction of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. One of those issues will be this: Why didn’t anybody speak out while Sony Pictures chiefs Amy Pascal and Michael Lynton were embarrassed by emails served up by the media, bolstering the credibility of hackers for when they attached as a cover letter to Lynton’s emails a threat to blow up theaters if The Interview was released?
    Related Sony Hack: A Timeline


    George Clooney has the answer. The most powerful people in Hollywood were so fearful to place themselves in the cross hairs of hackers that they all refused to sign a simple petition of support that Clooney and his agent, CAA’s Bryan Lourd, circulated to the top people in film, TV, records and other areas. Not a single person would sign. Here, Clooney discusses the petition and how it is just part of many frightening ramifications that we are all just coming to grips with. . . .
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    George Clooney on Hollywood's Cowardice - Mike Fleming, Deadline

    EXCLUSIVE: As it begins to dawn on everyone in Hollywood the reality that Sony Pictures was the victim of a cyberterrorist act perpetrated by a hostile foreign nation on American soil, questions will be asked about how and why it happened, ending with Sony cancelling the theatrical release of the satirical comedy The Interview because of its depiction of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. One of those issues will be this: Why didn’t anybody speak out while Sony Pictures chiefs Amy Pascal and Michael Lynton were embarrassed by emails served up by the media, bolstering the credibility of hackers for when they attached as a cover letter to Lynton’s emails a threat to blow up theaters if The Interview was released?
    Related Sony Hack: A Timeline


    George Clooney has the answer. The most powerful people in Hollywood were so fearful to place themselves in the cross hairs of hackers that they all refused to sign a simple petition of support that Clooney and his agent, CAA’s Bryan Lourd, circulated to the top people in film, TV, records and other areas. Not a single person would sign. Here, Clooney discusses the petition and how it is just part of many frightening ramifications that we are all just coming to grips with. . . .
    Sorry, I don't buy Clooney's account. There were willing artists, as a number of prominent Hollywood artists publicly condemned Sony's pulling the film. It would be inconceivable that they would do so before the media and on Twitter, yet not sign a petition taking similar positions. It probably wasn't circulated widely.

    Celebrities criticize decision to pull 'The Interview' - CNN.com
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Sorry, I don't buy Clooney's account. There were willing artists, as a number of prominent Hollywood artists publicly condemned Sony's pulling the film. It would be inconceivable that they would do so before the media and on Twitter, yet not sign a petition taking similar positions. It probably wasn't circulated widely.

    Celebrities criticize decision to pull 'The Interview' - CNN.com
    The important thing is Clooney making the claim.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The important thing is Clooney making the claim.
    Clooney's likely trying to help Sony evade the consequences of its capitulation. After all, Clooney is contractually committed to Sony and has much to lose if the Sony Entertainment reputation is damaged. Clooney is acting rationally in his own best interests. That doesn't change the reality that there were almost certainly artists who would have signed the petition had they been asked.

    http://deadline.com/2009/06/george-c...for-sony-9742/

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