Sony Threatens To Sue Twitter
[su_right_ad]Sony says it will sue Twitter unless the site removes content from hacked emails.
Sony’s lawyer has threatened Twitter with legal action if the social networking company doesn’t ban accounts that are sharing the leaks, according to emails obtained by Motherboard.
The letter—sent from David Boies [pictured], the lawyer Sony has hired to help guide it through the aftermath of the hack, to Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s general counsel—says that if “stolen information continues to be disseminated by Twitter in any manner,” Sony will “hold Twitter responsible for any damage or loss arising from such use or dissemination by Twitter.”
In the letter, Sony asked that Twitter share the legal threat with Val Broeksmit, a musician who has been posting screenshots of hacked Sony emails on Twitter. Broeksmit then forwarded the email to me. Twitter’s legal department told Broeksmit, who tweets from the account @bikinrobotarmy, that it “cannot provide legal advice. You may wish to contact your own attorney about this matter.”
Sony demanded that Twitter “comply with all future requests with regard to any other account holder seeking to disseminate the Stolen Information via Twitter. In addition, we ask that you provide the Account Holder with a copy of this letter, and request that the Account Holder cease publication of the Stolen Information on Twitter.”
The letter Sony sent Twitter is much like the letter Sony sent to Broeksmit, which was also similar to notices sent to journalists reporting on the information contained in the Sony hacks.[su_csky_ad]