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December 27, 2014 at 9:26 AM

Sony right to pull ‘The Interview’ from some theaters

While I also think that Sony made a mistake in response to the hacking by not initially releasing the film, I wonder what level of support President Obama would be willing to provide to Sony if they had released the film and a terrorist event had occurred as a result [“Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response,” Nation & World, Dec. 19].

If we speculate that the perpetrator was able to follow through with the terrorist threat resulting in the death and maiming of innocent citizens at the targeted theater, how long do you think it would take the lawyers to begin litigation against Sony on behalf of the victims? Obviously their complaint would be focused on the fact that Sony had advanced knowledge of the threat and chose to put people at risk for financial gain.

While I cherish freedom of speech, I find it difficult to indict Sony given the circumstances they were forced into by the hacking and subsequent threat.

Gerry Bowlby, Lake Forest Park

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