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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    They showed us as weak and cowardly.
    Sony's a Japanese company. The decision was probably made in Tokyo.
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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Yes, We don't want anybody killed or injured.
    No, their decision reflects badly on the USA.
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    they were correct in cancelling it as people's safety was threatened and the potential profit of the movie does not outweigh the potential loss of life or limb (NK is crazy, they may go quite overboard).

    However, they were wrong to cancel it totally, they should have posted it for free on the internet with a license that allows to freely host and mirror the file.

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    I picked "other" because Sony is a Japanese company so their decisions don't really reflect on the U.S. so much as Japan (a country much closer to North Korea). I can understand, due to their proximity and tense relations with North Korea, their reasons for shutting down the film. On the other hand, I think it is a mistake for them to do so and instead they should have just sold or given away the rights to the film.

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Sony's a Japanese company. The decision was probably made in Tokyo.
    I think the movie part of the business is American.

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    I think the movie part of the business is American.

    I'm pretty sure you're right. But the amount of money we're talking about I'd bet the decision was made in Tokyo.
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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Apparently the hackers sent a new letter to Sony (INFO HERE).

    "It's very wise that you have made the decision to cancel the release of The Interview. It will be very useful for you," CNN reports the message as reading. The email concludes, "We will ensure the security of your data unless you make additional trouble."

    "Now we want you never let the movie released, distributed or leaked in any form of, for instance, DVD or piracy," the message reportedly says. It also says, "And we want everything related to the movie, including its trailers, as well as its full version down from any website hosting them immediately."
    Note the gist of the email is not "don't release it in any fashion or we'll hurt PEOPLE"...it's "don't release it in any fashion or we'll leak stuff". Kind of going along the line of thought some have had...that Sony was far less worried about people "getting hurt" and far more worried (once profits took a significant hit with the theater chains refusing to show it) about potentially keeping any future leaks to happen by appeasing the terrorists.

    Will Sony continue to capitulate by sticking with it's plan to shelve this thing completely, while trying to follow the new demands to pull down things like trailers immedietely?

    I'm truly shocked that terrorists who got their way are now making more demands. Who would've imagined that.

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    No, this was a horrible decision and will only embolden cyber terrorism. From what I can see, it is my guess that the backlash to this decision will be massive. In the long run, if it took this Sony situation to jar awake businesses and government types in America and around the world to the very real threats that have been and still are out there? Like this hacking? The whole SNAFU might end up doing more good than expected by North Korea. One thing is for sure, the stars of the film and George Clooney are pretty fired up. Personally I think giving Mr. Clooney an actual villainous regime to focus on is a win win for the public too.

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Apparently the hackers sent a new letter to Sony (INFO HERE).



    Note the gist of the email is not "don't release it in any fashion or we'll hurt PEOPLE"...it's "don't release it in any fashion or we'll leak stuff". Kind of going along the line of thought some have had...that Sony was far less worried about people "getting hurt" and far more worried (once profits took a significant hit with the theater chains refusing to show it) about potentially keeping any future leaks to happen by appeasing the terrorists.

    Will Sony continue to capitulate by sticking with it's plan to shelve this thing completely, while trying to follow the new demands to pull down things like trailers immedietely?

    I'm truly shocked that terrorists who got their way are now making more demands. Who would've imagined that.

    The hackers must have a lot of very important stuff of Sony's. I heard they have the script to the new James Bond movie. Who knows what else they have. I don't know how Sony can operate or do business with this kind of threat hanging over their every move.

    Sony will have to lie low until they either figure out how to get their data back and/or the hackers are brought to justice...neither of which may ever happen.

    Sony sure is caught between a rock and hard spot.

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    They showed us as weak and cowardly.
    All said and done, if the north Koreans had made a major comedy about assassinating a sitting American president we would have had a **** conniption.

    Is it even technically legal?
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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    All said and done, if the north Koreans had made a major comedy about assassinating a sitting American president we would have had a **** conniption.

    Is it even technically legal?
    Yes it is. And for reference...how about instead a comedy movie built on satire and absurdity, we go with one aiming at realisim in a mock documentary form:

    Death of a President - 2006

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