Last week, Sony issued legal threats to Val Broeksmit, the musician who began publishing big chunks of the company’s hacked e-mails—and to Twitter, the platform Broeksmit was using to broadcast the e-mails to the world.
Now the movie studio has taken the first steps of following through on those threats. But its first round of attacks—a copyright demand to remove 20 published e-mails—has mostly fallen flat, apparently rebuffed by Twitter.
Broeksmit is a London-based rock-and-roller currently on a year-long jaunt to California to finish up a musical project. Once he heard news about how Sony’s hacked e-mails were dumped online, he started going through them and publishing selected excerpts himself, through his Twitter account, @BikiniRobotArmy.
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