Sony Pictures, after 20 days of massive reporting on the GOP hack, has decided to issue a letter to select media houses warning them against using the leaked data, to churn out stories, and delete the information. One of the media houses that received the letter include The New York Times, who first reported on this development. Also Read - Sony sold over 10 million PlayStation 5 units; now among the fastest selling game consolesAlso Read - Sony PS5 to be restocked on July 26 in India
The letter was issued by David Boies, Sony’s prominent lawyer, calling the documents as stolen information and demanded media organizations that all the acquired information be avoided, and destroyed. Also Read - PlayStation 5 going on a diet? Retailer leaks lightweight PS5 in works
The three-page letter was distributed by Boies on Sunday morning. It read, “The studio does not consent to your possession, review, copying, and dissemination, publication, uploading, downloading or making any use of the information.”
The hackers are disseminating both private and company information for the stated purpose of materially harming SPE unless SPE submits and withdraws the motion picture from distribution,” Boies added.
Here, Sony is talking about the movie, The Interview starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. The movie is about an attempt to assassinate the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
The leaks have made publics several creative copyright contents including the first draft script of James Bond franchise’s next movie Spectre, among others. The leaks also included salaries of executives, celebrities and passwords of Sony’s digital products, which the media worldwide has been reporting extensively.
Here’s the full letter Sony sent asking the media houses to destroy and prevent further use of hacked data: