Monday, December 22, 2014

Hacking at Sony Over ‘The Interview’ Reveals Hollywood’s Failings, Too - NYTimes.com

Censor different; also see Obama Calls Sony Hack ‘Cybervandalism’ Not Act of War and Sony’s Data Hack Delivers Huge Blow to Its Brand (both WSJ)
"Once the film was successfully censored, you could count the days until other films were affected. Actually, it happened earlier in the same day, before “The Interview” was shelved, when New Regency announced that it would drop an untitled thriller about North Korea that was to have starred Steve Carell.

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The threats and subsequent cancellation will become a nightmare with a very long tail. Now that cultural discourse has become the subject of online blackmail, it is hard to imagine where it will end. Documentaries, which have become increasingly important sources of news and information, could suddenly be in jeopardy. And if you’ve been watching the current season of “Homeland” on Showtime, you know that Pakistan’s more sinister operations have been on wide view."
Hacking at Sony Over ‘The Interview’ Reveals Hollywood’s Failings, Too - NYTimes.com
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