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SONY hack: Difference between theft and leak

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by goalmouth, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Following this but it raises a serious question for journalists: Is there a difference between news orgs using the hacked Sony material and using material that has been purposefully leaked, such as with the NSA story? There is only going to be more of this cyber theft in the future.
  2. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Good question.

  3. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Not sure emails have been legally labeled as private conversations. Also, how much longer will "in documents obtained by" - outside of FOIA - be considered acceptable use.
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Seems like news organizations operate under a double standard when it comes to a decision whether
    to use this stuff or not.
  5. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    There's an overriding public good, and public service, that can come from publicizing leaked government documents. The government is accountable to us whether it likes it or not.

    There is little to no overriding public good that can come from publicizing the hacked Sony stuff.
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    This whole thing is a fuckin' riot.

    I loved David Boies' email. YOU CAN'T PRINT THAT! NOT AUTHORIZED!

    It's like the people who post Facebook status updates claiming their right to their images.
  7. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Has Wood/stein weighed in on this?
  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I am trying to figure out the difference between these sony emails and the nude pics stolen and released two months ago.
  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    For one, based on new board rules you could post copies of Sony E-mails but not the nude pictures. For
    those you would need to provide a link.
    JackReacher and HC like this.
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

  11. Sony is a big, bad corporation.
  12. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    It's always good to know who the racists are.
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