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First response to North Korea Sony hack should be US Gov pay Sony to release the movie on the web

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posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 07:29 PM

originally posted by: gspat
The only thing that should happen is that Christmas morning, I should be able to fire up my PS4, PS3, Vita, whatever Sony internet enabled device and find a shiny new copy of the movie sitting there on the devices' hard drive waiting for me to watch it for free...

Well you might be able to see quite freely,
films leaked on torrent sites and their official US release dates are: To Write Love on Her Arms (March 2015), Still Alice (16 January 2015), Mr Turner (19 December 2014), Annie (19 December 2014)
No mention of 'Insider' though, funny that? That's four movies, at a cost of $xxxxxx to Sony, that's a big bill. But who knows, maybe it's paid already, and who knows, maybe Obama doesn't even know about it.

posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 07:35 PM
I do not believe the government should pay Sony to do that. I do however, think that Sony should do the following:

1) Release all of the emails, and beat the hackers to it. And announce that they are going old school, means that they are taking things off line, using typewriters and other non electronic transmitted items for company stuff. That way it will in short make it harder for hackers to get involved in such again.

2) Rent out theaters around the world and make sure that they all have a copy of this movie, then at the appointed hour, start the movie going, even offering a discount for all of those who want to go see. Make it cost. Also at the same time release such on pay per view and dvd sales.

It would not only beat the hackers to the punch, but at the same time, it would send a very strong message world wide, that it will not be intimidated. Also come up with several movies that pretty much end up taking on the Hackers like this to where they become the bad guys and really give them a bad pr.

On a side note, I would say they should go out of their way and hire hackers to launch attacks against the hackers who did this, and really start a war on the net.

posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 09:03 PM
a reply to: Xeven

I'd say for the first response, fight fire with fire (aka, let the film air). I actually think releasing the film straight to DVD might be the better solution, because unless the hackers can threaten every big retailer, they wouldn't be able to stop the movie from being released.

Now, if I didn't have a job, and didn't have any repercussions for doing so, I'd fight fire in the same manner that they did to us; however, I do have a job, and in my case it's better I use my skills to help my company strengthen their own web boundaries than waste them on a bunch of...people.


posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 09:36 PM

posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 09:25 AM
Now we have NK saying it was not them, and we also have Sony saying they had no choice in pulling the movie, it is the cinema houses.

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