Sony Tells Media Not to Publish Hacked E-mails

Sony Tells Media Not to Publish Hacked E-mails
FILE –In this Oct. 4, 2013 file photo, Amy Pascal, Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman, arrives at Variety’s 5th Annual Power of Women event at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Pascal is under fire for racist remarks that surfaced in emails made public by the Sony cyberattack. Pascal apologized Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, for the ìinsensitive and inappropriateî comments in her emails that she says are ìnot an accurate reflection of who I am.î (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) ORG XMIT: CAET987
(Photo: Jordan Strauss, Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Sony Pictures Entertainment, reeling from hacker attacks, told news organizations Sunday that they may be held liable for damages if they publish the contents of its hacked e-mails and files.

The warning, which was sent to publishers in a three-page letter from Sony’s lawyer David Boies and published by tech news site Re/code, said leaked e-mails, documents and other files amount to “stolen information” and that Sony “does not consent to your possession, review, copying, dissemination, publication, uploading, downloading, or making any use of the Stolen Information.”

“If you do not comply with this request, and the Stolen Information is used or disseminated by you in any manner, SPE will no choice but to hold you responsible for any damage or loss arising from such use,” wrote Boies, the high-profile attorney who has represented Al Gore and financier Hank Greenberg.

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