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Sony's Embarrassment Has Set a 'Horrible' Precedent

Discussion in 'Society and Culture' started by ethics, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

  2. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Sony is in a "damned if they do, and damned if they don't" spot here. Sure, everyone is jumping on the "poor decision Sony!" bandwagon, but nobody has stopped to think what would happen if the film was released and a theatre or two or three were attacked. There would be so many lawsuits filed against Sony, it would set world records for how fast they were filed.

    And speaking of lawsuits, I smell a rather large one coming on the heels of this.

    You'd think after the PlayStation network fiasco back in 2011, Sony would have learned their lesson. Apparently not.
  3. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    They set a horrible precedent, for sure. On the other hand, if the movie had been released and NK blew up a theater somewhere--which would be a stretch, seeing as how that would be attacking the US directly--then they'd certainly have some liability somewhere along the line.
  4. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    Aw, Georgie's taking a stand. He's got his pal Amy's back, and he's certainly acting out of self-interest to keep those distribution channels open.

    Curiously, none of his lionized liberal Tinseltown friends are stepping up. I'm loving this.
  5. Greg

    Greg Full Member

    Clooney is right. We are allowing foreign nations to take away our freedom on our own soil. We all know that is so important we made it Amendment #1, freedom of speech and expression.

    NK took that away from Sony, and from Sony's possible customers because Sony let them do it.

    Where will this go next? What right do you want taken away by a foreign nation next?

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