The heart of tech

This article was published on December 23, 2014


Sony reportedly says it’ll sue Twitter over tweets with hacked emails

Sony reportedly says it’ll sue Twitter over tweets with hacked emails
Roberto Baldwin
Story by

Roberto Baldwin

Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

While Sony is still licking its post-hack wounds it’s going on the offensive about its leaked emails. Right now it looks like it’s going after Twitter and Twitter users.

Vice’s tech site, Motherboard reports that it has in its possession a letter from Sony lawyer, David Boies sent to Twitter’s general counsel Vijaya Gadde. In it, Sony says it will hold Twitter responsible any loss or damage arising from tweets from accounts Twitter hasn’t banned.

Twitter user Val Broeksmit also received a letter threatening legal action from Sony. Broeksmit has posted screengrabs of leaked Sony emails from his Twitter account.

How Sony will determine how an individual’s tweet has caused loss or damage is yet to be seen. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out.

➤ Sony Threatens to Sue Twitter Unless It Removes Tweets Containing Hacked Emails [Motherboard]