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Ashu001
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12/31/2014 | 8:57:03 AM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
Broadway,

Do you really-really Believe it was the Koreans behind the hack?

All the Evidence available clearly points to an Insider job(Disgruntled Employee) insteadwww.politico.com/story/2014/12/fbi-briefed-on-alternate-sony-hack-theory-113866.html

I have worked with the Security Experts profiled in the article previously(Like Bruce Schneir and Norse) ;I trust them more than the Incompetent Buffoons in the FBI.


 
Broadway0474
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12/31/2014 | 8:38:02 AM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
It may be getting big dollars in the box office despite its limited (and postponed) release, but perhaps that's more about Americans behaving "patriotically" and sticking it to an enemy of the state any way possible, From reviews, it appears the movie is at worst mediocre, at best a stoners' cult classic to be.
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12/31/2014 | 7:22:18 AM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
Agreed, I don't think theater owners were afraid of the North Korean army descending on their building, but when a seed is planted it opens the door for all kinds of mentally unstable people to do dumb things.  Even if it's someone carrying a gun into the theater to be the vigilante hero in case the N. Koreans attack.  I think the biggest problem here is that it seems like everything was put out for public consumption and thus the attackers were getting exactly what they wanted.
Ashu001
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12/30/2014 | 12:34:35 PM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
Richalt,

Good points!

I could'nt agree more.

Tort Reform is way overdue in America today.

I am hoping it is taken on as a Priority by the New Administration coming in after Obama leaves the White House.

 
Ashu001
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12/30/2014 | 12:33:10 PM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
Broadway,

I don't know if you are tracking the Latest Box office numbers but all this Publicity has translated into ENORMOUS HYPE/PUBLICITY for the Interview and the Movie is well on its way to becoming a super-duper hit!

I won't be surprised to hear that Sony made a HUGE Profit on this venture.

All's well that Ends well?

Broadway0474
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12/29/2014 | 9:57:01 PM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
richalt, I think their concern is a little bit beyond just fearing litigiousness. Should something really bad happen at their theater, they ought to be liable for any security lapses. But they would also be risking business shutdown, either because the authorities would need to shut down their theaters for weeks to investigate or because consumers wouldn't return to the theater after the event out of even greater fear.
richalt
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12/29/2014 | 5:27:21 PM
theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
I think we have to be honest that theater owners are not fearing North Korea.  Rather they fear their own next door, long time patron, getting startled by something which happens in the theater, then suing the theater, the projector manufacturer, and the popcorn vendor.  And the jury awards millions.

So the solution here is not courage in the face of a foreign threat.  The solution is tightening liability and tort reform laws.  Limiting jury awards to actual losses incurred would defend 1000s of theater owners effectively!

 
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