INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES | Can Sony Sue the Media? Hacking Scandal Brings Legal Threat with Dull Teeth, First Amendment Experts Say | December 15, 2014 | Can Sony sue the media? The answer is probably no, said Clinical Fellow Andy Sellars to the International Business Times‘s Christopher Zara when discussing the recent threat of legal action by Sony Pictures against media outlets publishing details from documents unearthed by hackers. While previous case law indicates that First Amendment protection in such instances covers information on a “legitimate public concern,” this definition may very well be loose enough to include what has been released, and Andy asserts that the best thing the law can do is sit back and let journalists come to their own conclusions about the ethical questions this event has raised.
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