Was Sony Pictures the victim of a terrorist attack at all similar to 9/11 — an attack for which it should receive some sort of taxpayer-funded compensation?
According to a post at dailycaller.com, Sony’s lead attorney is suggesting that very thing, telling an interviewer about the massive cyberattack on the company:
“We’ve got to recognize that this is not a Sony security problem, this is a national security problem.”
A review of attorney David Boies’ appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” shows that the case is now being made for Sony to be compensated by the federal government:
When asked whether “the government needs to come up with a law that indemnifies corporations that get attacked like this,” Boies responded that, “we did something like that in connection with the 9/11 attacks … and the government has got to lead.”
Meantime, the Sony movie at the center of the hack-attack controversy, “The Interview,” has reportedly done well in its limited theatrical release. Via the industry publication Variety:
…Sony’s “The Interview” has delivered nearly $1 million on its opening day on Christmas — an impressive launch for a title playing in only about 300 independent theaters in the U.S.
The untold value of pre-release publicity for the Seth Rogen comedy may certainly be contributing to the revenues it’s generating. The website theverge.com reports that “The Interview” is the most popular video on youtube, where viewers must pay to watch it.
“The Interview” is top of YouTube’s Popular Right Now chart after being released online on December 24th through four digital channels….
And while the controversial movie is enjoying a fair degree of popularity with curious audiences, rottentomatoes.com — which tracks critical response to films — says the flick is getting lukewarm reviews from professional movie critics.
Now that it’s popping up online and in a few theaters, it’s fair to ask: is it any good? Well, critics say The Interview is pretty funny in spots, but its tone is more sophomoric than politically astute.
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