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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    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.
    The Bond script was leaked days ago actually. The hackers in North Korea obviously have much much more, which was to be part of their promised "Christmas Present" dump. Which I will bet money they will release anyway. They certainly have not stopped yet, as we see they made a new batch of material available this morning. They seem to be gloating and goading still, so look for more info to come forward, which IMO is good. It will demonstrate that you can't actually appease or negotiate with these types of terrorist.

    By the way, Sony can lay as low as they want. They won't ever be getting their info "back" except by reading about it via the leaks from the hacker-marionettes of the North Korean regime. I also suspect that at some point, not only will we see Sony release "The Interview" but that it is possible in all of this that North Korea has underestimated the response of Sony as well as the United States. Trying to look for a silver lining here, it is possible that this event will serve to galvanize the US towards better cyber security and still enrich Sony's pockets. Albeit with some damage, but c'mon, is this not the best promotion for a film in the history of the world at this point? I bet the conspiracy theorist are going nuts with this story!

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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?
    Tiss legal

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Tiss legal
    I was just wondering if it fell under the "threatening the president" umbrella.

    Lots of folks were pissed though.
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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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    I voted "other." I said, no, but I don't think it reflects badly on the U.S., I think it reflects badly on Sony, which is a multinational corporation that is MUCH more concerned with shareholder interest than it is freedom of speech.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Can you name the last terrorist attack the N. Koreans engaged in?


    A few theaters cancelled it.


    They are hiding something.
    The top 5 theater chains in the country pulled out before Sony ended up shuttering it.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I voted "Other" because my choice wasn't on there.

    NO, they should not have cancelled it, but the decision isn't a reflection on the United States. Sony Entertainment hardly represents the United States.
    It's almost impossible to think of all the choices there could be so when I put up a poll I try to include an "other" for people like you.


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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    Why didn't you just add a normal poll?

    Anyway, no, definitely not correct in cancelling it.
    agreed

    and Sony has enough money to sanction a hit on those moronic hackers and wipe them off the face of the earth



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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    They would have saved themselves a world of trouble had they just invested more in network security in the first place.
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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    They would have saved themselves a world of trouble had they just invested more in network security in the first place.
    Responsibility is overrated.

    But yea, it's to weird see such a huge entertainment entity with lacking cyber security to this extent.
    "We have more responsibility than power, I think. The newspaper can create great controversies, stir up arguments within the community or discussion, can throw light on injustices....just as it can do the opposite. It can hide things and be a great power for evil." -- Rupert Murdoch, 1968

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I voted "Other" because my choice wasn't on there.

    NO, they should not have cancelled it, but the decision isn't a reflection on the United States. Sony Entertainment hardly represents the United States.
    That was my take as well.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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