Sony muscles Twitter with legal threat over accounts posting leak-tweets

Sony Pictures Entertainment has threatened Twitter for its part in allowing documents stolen from the firm in the infamous ‘Guardian’s of Peace’ cyber-attack to be posted on the social network.

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Sony on Monday threatened to sue the social network with a letter, sent by David Boies, the laywer guiding Sony through the PR fallout in the aftermath of the hack.

The letter read: “SPE (Sony Pictures Entertainment) does not consent to Twitter's or any Twitter account holder's possession, review, copying, dissemination, publication, uploading, downloading, or making any use of the Stolen Information, and to request your cooperation in suspending the Account Holder's Twitter account and the account of any other user seeking to disseminate the Stolen Information via Twitter.

Sony also complained about Twitter user Val Broeksmit, who goes by @bikinirobotarmy. He has been using the site to publish much of the leaked information. It requested he, and other others spreading the information in a similar manner, be banned.

Some of the aforementioned tweets include:

Last week, Sony also sent similar notices to media outlets reporting on the leaked documents. Despite the legal threats, much of the information is widely available online, in the public domain now.

Check out the legal document sent to Twitter below.

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