I’m not sure what costs and consequences could be imposed on an isolated regime?
Obama: Sony ‘Made a Mistake’ By Pulling ‘The Interview’ Movie
President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment “made a mistake” by nixing the release of a comedic film after the company was hacked and received cyber threats.
“Sony’s a corporation. It suffered significant damage. There were threats against some of its employees,” he said “I am sympathetic to the concerns that they faced. Having said all that, yes, I think they made a mistake.”
In a year-end press conference, Obama said that he wishes Sony had spoken to him before deciding to back down on the film “The Interview,” which depicted a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
If somebody is able to intimidate folks out of releasing a satirical movie, imagine what they start doing when they see a documentary that they don’t like, or news reports that they don’t like," he added.
“That’s not who we are,” he said. “That’s not what America’s about.”
“As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other U.S. government departments and agencies, the FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions,” the FBI said in a statement.
“North Korea’s actions were intended to inflict significant harm on a U.S. business and suppress the right of American citizens to express themselves,” it said. “Such acts of intimidation fall outside the bounds of acceptable state behavior.”
“Working together, the FBI will identify, pursue, and impose costs and consequences on individuals, groups, or nation states who use cyber means to threaten the United States or U.S. interests,” said the FBI, the Federal Bureau of Investigation
This idea would rattle NK’s cage…but not a good idea.
Romney: Release ‘The Interview’ for free online
Mitt Romney, the Republican’s 2012 presidential nominee, wants Sony Pictures to release its controversial comedy, “The Interview,” for free online.
Hours later, the former Massachusetts governor tweeted at Sony.
“.@SonyPictures don’t cave, fight: release @TheInterview free online globally. Ask viewers for voluntary $5 contribution to fight #Ebola.”