Sony's Kaz Hirai on Hack: It's About Freedom Of Speech

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Sony CEO Kaz Hirai started off his CES keynote by addressing the elephant in the room: how Sony is holding up after the giant hack that brought the company to its knees. "We were the victim of one of the most vicious and malicious cyberattacks in history," he said, but was classy enough not to dwell on that point. He had a different message to share.

He praised the employees who worked "tirelessly, 24 hours a day, to bring The Interview to audiences in the United States."


"I have to say that freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of association, are very important lifelines of Sony and our entertainment businesses."

Freedom. F*** yeah.

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Well, still F You to Sony. Because they dicked around almost every major theater dropped it and then when they announced it would also be a VOD almost none picked it up again. No way am I driving 50+ miles to see it, so I'll torrent it. If Sony doesn't feel it's worth people forking over some cash to go see it on the big screen, I won't. I see everything in theaters because I like the big screen and Sony took that away...