Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Dec 2014 23:01 UTC
Multimedia, AV

Sony Pictures has cancelled the planned release on 25 December of the film The Interview, after major cinema chains decided not to screen it.

The film is about a fictional plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Hackers have already carried out a cyber attack on Sony and warned the public to stay away from cinemas screening the film.

Sony hacked, documents released, theatres and Sony threatened by terrorists, and now, the film in question cancelled.

Een volk dat voor tirannen zwicht, zal meer dan lijf en goed verliezen, dan dooft het licht.

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RE[2]: PR
by Odisej on Thu 18th Dec 2014 11:30 UTC in reply to "RE: PR"
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Me or you can make a terrorist threat. Do you remember the Muhammad cartoons controversy? How many threats? How many actual attacks? And it was a case with terrorist outcome in Europe far more likely.

And who is going to hack who? Does Sony have such shitty protection even after the last "attack" it is afraid of ... well, who?

And I suppose there are numerous North Korean secret agents in Canada and USA just waiting to bomb a theater. Oh, please.

Naivite, yes, for sure.

EDIT: Btw, I am not saying the threats were not made but I am saying that the response to them was strongly influenced by PR interests.

Edited 2014-12-18 11:34 UTC

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