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MPAA Issues Statement on Sony Guardians of Peace Hack

Postby SlyckTom » Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:21 pm

The GOP, or Guardians of Peace, managed to make the hacker group Anonymous look like Mother Theresa. Consensus has generally solidified, although there still remains some degree of uncertainty, that North Korea either orchestrated directly or indirectly the massive attack on Sony. If the crippling blow to Sony wasn't bad enough, the decision to pull "The Interview" only made the situation worse. With Sony now on the run and cyberwarriors now emboldened, the future of the Internet as a pasture of free speech is at best deeply imperiled.

Addressing the Sony hack, the MPAA has finally come forward with a statement denouncing the attack. From MPAA Chairman Senator Chris Todd:

"The FBI's announcement that North Korea is responsible for the attack on Sony Pictures is confirmation of what we suspected to be the case: that cyber terrorists, bent on wreaking havoc, have violated a major company to steal personal information, company secrets and threaten the American public. It is a despicable, criminal act.

Disappointingly, that fact has been lost in a lot of the media coverage of this over the past few weeks. This situation is larger than a movie’s release or the contents of someone’s private emails. This is about the fact that criminals were able to hack in and steal what has now been identified as many times the volume of all of the printed material in the Library of Congress and threaten the livelihoods of thousands of Americans who work in the film and television industry, as well as the millions who simply choose to go to the movies. The Internet is a powerful force for good and it is deplorable that it is being used as a weapon not just by common criminals, but also, sophisticated cyber terrorists. We cannot allow that front to be opened again on American corporations or the American people."

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