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Sony Pictures Entertainment's legal representatives appear to again have written to media, entreating them not to write about the documents pinched from the company's servers last year. The letter, a purported copy of which can be found here (PDF) makes the argument that WikiLeaks' decision to publish the documents “rewards a …

  1. MrMeme

    "...a totalitarian regime seeking to silence dissident speech”

    Well I wouldn't call Sony a 'totalitarian regime'.

    1. Stretch

      i like the sony products i have but the company sucks big monkey balls.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Including those products which install rootkits on your PC and can't be easily uninstalled?

        Samsung's products are much better than Sony's these days.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Tough luck Sony

    Nothing to hide, nothing to fear.

    However actually having read some of the emails (thanks Wikileaks) they have plenty to hide and much to fear as have the rest of the copyright gangsters.

    1. Suricou Raven

      My favorites include the things relating to Dr Oz - he who has recently faced professional condemnation for pushing quackery in order to improve his audience appeal. Sony's strategy documents shed more light on this - they don't have 'smoking gun' instructing him to lie, but they do record that he was directed to promote more stories about 'health products' because they tend to get higher ratings, and warned that he was running too many weight-loss segments that made his audience feel fat and less likely to watch more.

    2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

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      Tough luck Sony

      Nothing to hide, nothing to fear.

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    3. Don Dumb

      From the Anonymous Coward

      @AC - "Nothing to hide nothing to fear" - from someone posting anonymously!

      Naturally, I must wonder what it is you are hiding, clearly something to fear.

  3. ratfox


    Sounds promising! I hope the newspapers will dig out whatever it is that Sony is trying to hide.

  4. Steve Davies 3 Silver badge

    Remember SCO?

    David Boise was involved with that case as well.

    And in particular

    - Boies was retained by the SCO Group, during the SCO-Linux controversies, in their pursuit of alleged infringement of their rights to the Unix intellectual properties.

    - Boies was the lead counsel for Oracle Corporation in its lawsuit against Google on the use of Java (programming language) technology in the Android (operating system). The case decided that Google did not infringe on Oracle's patents.

    Great track record Sir!

    you really must be worth your $1000/hour

    1. thomas k.

      Re: Remember SCO?

      Yes, almost embarrassed that this guy helped to get the ball rolling on marriage equality.

    2. gnasher729 Silver badge

      Re: Remember SCO?

      You can think about Boies' clients what you want, but when you look at the SCO case, how long he managed to keep IBM and Novell in court with not a shred of evidence, he surely deserved his fees, and he surely is a lawyer that you would prefer on your side.

      As mentioned, he also won Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, making a ban on gay marriage in California unconstitutional.

      Lawyers are not supposed to make any moral judgements on their clients, they are supposed to fight for their clients' side.

  5. Spaceman Spiff

    Just give it up!

    Sony, just give it up! That horse has already left the barn, had babies, and now a herd (as in the entire Internet) is chewing on your malapropisms (technical term for damning emails and documents).

    Personally, I think Sony's most appropriate saying would be "Just do evil!"...

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Wikileaks principals should be prosecuted for facilitating access to stolen documents.

  7. AnotherBird

    An important and harsh reminder to businesses to keep all their information secure. Sony had no option but to issue the request knowing that it would be made public. The only person who will get punished for this is the employee at Sony responsible for leaking the emails.

  8. Graham Marsden
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    @Simon Sharwood - Re: "Rebuts"

    It's gratifying to see that at least one of El Reg's writers knows the difference between Refuting, Rejecting and Rebutting an argument!

  9. crayon

    "Lawyers are not supposed to make any moral judgements on their clients, they are supposed to fight for their clients' side."

    Maybe not. But they can make a moral judgement on themselves as to whether or not they accept certain clients.

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