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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i was posting a comment, but now i can't decide if i'm more annoyed by NK or ****ty, unfunny comedy movies.

    i guess it's probably NK. still probably not going to watch the piece of ****, though, unless someone else is buying the drinks.
    It's a toss up who is more ignorant - Sony or NK.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Sony has blustered against journalists who have been covering the hacking incident, yet it showed no courage whatsoever in capitulating to the hackers. Its capitulation will only encourage additional hacking incidents, as cyber-terrorists will conclude that hacking can yield big payoffs. Moreover, its capitulation is an abandonment of the filmmakers the company claims to be 'standing by' and a retreat from free expression, not a defense of it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I can't imagine this won't be used against people in the future. South Park, you name it.

    The terrorists won.
    And rather easily. We know also how the media refused to publish the Mohamed cartoons and there are probably many more now which just stay unreleased due to the inevitable messages from those who threaten the lives of those involved.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/23/ar...park.html?_r=0

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

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    Well, that surely won't embolden the hackers and terrorists.
    Spineless cowards.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

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    Spineless cowards.
    It would have been interesting to see how many people would have attended despite the threats. My guess it is that it would have been SRO.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It would have been interesting to see how many people would have attended despite the threats. My guess it is that it would have been SRO.
    I agree. I doubt I would have liked it, but I would have attended as a patriotic duty.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
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    Well, that surely won't embolden the hackers and terrorists.
    Score one for the bad guys.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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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.
    That's why there needs to be a swift and violent response from The United States.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post

    What liability could Sony or the theaters possibly have? In order for a threat to be credible there needs to be some indication of ability to carry it out. I mean, if North Korea had a history of blowing up movie theaters in foreign countries then maybe there would be cause to claim negligence but barring that I just don't see where there would be any basis for a liability claim.
    We're talking about lawyers and big money lawsuits. Logic is not necessary.
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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.
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