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    re: “The Interview” now available on Google Play and YouTube Movies [W:66]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Not to be dense (okay, maybe a little dense) but NK has the internet capabilities of me in 1991. Do we actually know for a fact that NK was responsible for the Sony hack?
    That is a good question and there is no good response to it. Intelligence is always going to be statistical and its results reputed by circles that want a different interpretation. The full information cannot even be published.

    So how are we to deal with this dilemma going forward?

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    re: “The Interview” now available on Google Play and YouTube Movies [W:66]

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Thats interesting because you think you have a grasp based on 4 minutes online,
    Lol what? I've work in or around media for 10+ years and have a pretty strong grasp on revenue and entertainment companies bring in their revenue. Mostly because I find it important to understand how other departments within a media conglomerate work. I did it when I worked in France, I'm doing it now that I work for a much more visible company. Hell, I predicted Glenn Beck's FOX dismissal a full month before it happened.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/bias-m...post1063455705

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    re: “The Interview” now available on Google Play and YouTube Movies [W:66]

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Another utter fail for Sony... all this is US ONLY! How on earth is it "sticking it to NK" if the freaking movie is only released in the US? Pathetic.
    It's not as though there aren't workarounds. Hola, for example.
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    re: “The Interview” now available on Google Play and YouTube Movies [W:66]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Official Google Blog: “The Interview” now available on Google Play and YouTube Movies



    I don't know if I'll get gigged for this. I don't think I should considering the fact that it's breaking news and it's being posted directly from the source. The Interview is now available for download. Sony has given a massive middle finger to NK and decided to release the movie online. Admittedly for around the same prices a movie theater would charge. Let's see what the reaction is when NK gets their Wifi password back and realize the movie is now out there for the world to see.

    Obama did not criticize Sony for no reason. We cannot allow a third world thug to censor our information system. That won't fly.

    What to do is another question. Sony has been cajoled into the role of the missing hero. That cannot be the general solution, however. Too many heroes die. So what to do?

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    re: “The Interview” now available on Google Play and YouTube Movies [W:66]

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Obama did not criticize Sony for no reason. We cannot allow a third world thug to censor our information system. That won't fly.

    What to do is another question. Sony has been cajoled into the role of the missing hero. That cannot be the general solution, however. Too many heroes die. So what to do?
    I think what Sony is doing is a winning strategy given the circumstances. On one hand, it's taking a relatively low budget movie and testing to see if it really can make money as PVOD. On the other, it is saving political face by releasing the movie to the audience which made this movie's popularity rise in the last few weeks (the internet). I don't think it has much more options than that right now and anyone who thinks otherwise is playing Who Wants to Be The Least Practical Jingoist.
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    re: “The Interview” now available on Google Play and YouTube Movies [W:66]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I think what Sony is doing is a winning strategy given the circumstances. On one hand, it's taking a relatively low budget movie and testing to see if it really can make money as PVOD. On the other, it is saving political face by releasing the movie to the audience which made this movie's popularity rise in the last few weeks (the internet). I don't think it has much more options than that right now and anyone who thinks otherwise is playing Who Wants to Be The Least Practical Jingoist.
    Sony is undoubtedly playing a poor hand with virtuosity.
    That does not mean that a long term solution based on the hope of an automatic hero will work.

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    re: “The Interview” now available on Google Play and YouTube Movies [W:66]

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Ooh, is it on the Pirate Bay?
    Pirate Bay was taken down thanks to Sony a few days before they stopped the release But yes it is all over the net 2 hours after they "released it" in the US, which means they gonna be losing a lot of money as people will be downloading it illegally instead of renting it legally... hence my criticism. Sony had the prefect opportunity to have the first world wide online release of a movie but they blew it... I am guessing it is because they did not want to prove to the industry that it can be done and is actually profitable.
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    re: “The Interview” now available on Google Play and YouTube Movies [W:66]

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    It's not as though there aren't workarounds. Hola, for example.
    Should not be needed.
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    re: “The Interview” now available on Google Play and YouTube Movies [W:66]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Having to explain to you that subsidiary does not mean they decide how many deals Columbia comes up with before distribution really is tiresome. A controlling stake does not mean the micromanagement you believe it does. Not only that, it does not mean the subservience you think it does. Ultimately, this decision on distribution came down to Columbia's executives in the US not Sony's executives in Japan. Is this really hard for you to understand?
    In other words you did not know it was a Sony company.
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    re: “The Interview” now available on Google Play and YouTube Movies [W:66]

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Sony is undoubtedly playing a poor hand with virtuosity.
    That does not mean that a long term solution based on the hope of an automatic hero will work.
    You are right. However, it's the best they have right now. I think the first step is to figure out how NK's hackers got into their servers. After that, they should heavily invest in some better security. Once that is done, it's up for them to come up with a policy for any similar events in the future. This caught everyone by surprise and I think what Sony is doing is fine for now (because of how unprepared everyone was) but simply unacceptable in the future.

    What I find more troubling is Obama commenting on this, and everyone and their mama telling Sony that they should release the movie. Sony hesitated because it simply hadn't encountered anything like this before. Any decision it took after that is entirely its own to make. It wouldn't be the first company that decides to pull out of a deal/agreement because of security concerns and the possible damage to its image.

    For jingoists who don't have anything to lose, Sony releasing it allows them to put up their 'Murica game. However what if it were to be released and god forbid an actual attack occurred? Sony would spend years getting over the terrible publicity such incidents make. FFS, the first thing DKR's production company did was cancel the openings in about 4-5 different countries the minute the news of the Aurora shooting came out.
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