December 22, 2014 11:00 pm -

[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]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

9 responses to Sony Threatens To Sue Twitter

  1. Anomaly 100 December 22nd, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Good luck on that!

  2. mrsgunka December 23rd, 2014 at 12:45 am


  3. Red Eye Robot December 23rd, 2014 at 3:26 am

    If only Liberal Hollywood was as brave and confronted the hackers like this….

    • Carla Akins December 23rd, 2014 at 5:11 am

      Where was their outrage when actresses private photos were leaked?

  4. Robert Kinn December 23rd, 2014 at 5:25 am

    Congrats North Korea , you now own Hollywood and the Illuminati does not !!

  5. MIAtheistGal December 23rd, 2014 at 6:49 am

    And every person who had any info hacked should sue Sony for not protecting their info. Sony is really turning themselves into a villain here.

  6. R.J. Carter December 23rd, 2014 at 11:20 am

    GFL, Sony!

  7. Ol Blue December 23rd, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Sony Pictures should offer Kim Jong Un the lead in “Annie, the Prequel”. Problem solved.

  8. Jopin Klobe December 26th, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Boies is the clown that “represented” all Democratic voters in the Pres. 2000 debacle.

    He keeps no notes – so there’s no “work product” – no paper trail, as it were. Just like every other jackleg, “well connected”, millions of taxpayer dollars, shyster hack.