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Sony allegedly demands Twitter remove tweets with content from hacked emails

Sony has sent a letter to Twitter allegedly threatening legal action unless the social media website removes users who are publishing material from emails that surfaced after the hack on the entertainment company.

Motherboard reports that Sony’s attorney, David Boies, sent a letter to Twitter’s general counsel, Vijaya Gadde, saying that Sony allegedly considers Twitter “responsible for any damage or loss arising from such use or dissemination by Twitter”—unless Twitter expels users who have posted material obtained in the hack. READ FULL STORY

Congressman offers to screen 'The Interview' on Capitol Hill

After hundreds of theater owners (including George R.R. Martin) vowed to screen The Interview whenever Sony decides to distribute it, they’ve gotten the same offer from Capitol Hill. READ FULL STORY

Sony lawyer says 'The Interview' will still be distributed

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The Interview will eventually be released — but Sony doesn’t know how just yet.

Sony lawyer David Boies (pictured above) went on Meet the Press Sunday morning to discuss Sony’s decision to pull the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy out of theaters. “Sony has been fighting to get this picture distributed,” he said. “It will be distributed. How it’s going to be distributed, I don’t think anybody knows quite yet. But it’s going to be distributed.” READ FULL STORY

Sony shares, quickly pulls new trailer for 'The Interview'

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In what we can only assume was a colossal slip-up, Sony released a new trailer for The Interview on Thursday, just one day after the company canceled its Christmas release and announced it had no plans to release it on DVD or VOD. READ FULL STORY

Former employees file another lawsuit against Sony

Two former Sony employees, Joshua Foster and Ella Carline Archibeque, have filed a class action lawsuit against Sony, the third lawsuit filed against the company in the past week.

According to the lawsuit obtained by EW, the plaintiffs allege that Sony “failed to adequately safeguard its current and former employees’ personal information” and as a result are seeking “injunctive relief requiring [Sony Pictures Entertainment] to implement and maintain security practices to comply with regulations designed to prevent and remedy these types of breaches.” READ FULL STORY

White House is treating Sony hack as 'serious national security matter'

At a Thursday press briefing, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed that the FBI and the National Security Division of the Department of Defense are continuing to investigate the recent Sony hack, which he says is “being treated as a serious national security matter.”

Although Earnest didn’t provide details about the investigation, he was clear that President Obama’s administration stands “squarely on the side of artists and other private citizens who seek to freely express their views.” READ FULL STORY

Aaron Sorkin, Steve Carell, and more react to Sony canceling 'The Interview'

When news spread on Wednesday that Sony had decided to cancel The Interview after hackers threatened 9/11-level attacks, Hollywood’s actors, directors, and producers weighed in with overwhelming disapproval. READ FULL STORY

Intelligence officials say North Korea was 'centrally involved' in Sony hack

Senior intelligence officials told the New York Times on Wednesday that the North Korean government was “centrally involved” in the recent hacking attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. The news came shortly after Sony announced that it canceled the theatrical release of The Interview, a film that included a scene depicting the assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. READ FULL STORY

Former Sony employees file lawsuit against Sony

Two former Sony employees have filed a lawsuit against Sony Pictures Entertainment, a company they claim “failed to secure its computer systems, servers, and databases, despite weaknesses that it has known about for years,” according to the lawsuit obtained by EW.

The lawsuit describes the recent hack “an epic nightmare, much better suited to a cinematic thriller than to real life.” Thanks to the hackers—who have yet to be identified—sensitive information about employees past and present has been released, including Social Security numbers, salaries, and personal emails. READ FULL STORY

Sony warns media not to publish leaked documents, 'New York Times' responds

Hackers have leaked dozens of documents and emails from Sony Pictures that include information about salaries, budgets, and behind-the-scenes gossipand now Sony is demanding that publications not publish any of that leaked information.

According to the New York Timeslawyer David Boies sent a letter to media outlets on behalf of Sony saying that the studio “does not consent to your possession, review, copying, dissemination, publication, uploading, downloading or making any use” of the “stolen information.” READ FULL STORY

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