With Sony's apparent willingness to issue DMCA takedown notices (and Copyright Strikes) to YouTubers daring to discuss the recent leak of materials from Naughty Dog PS4 exclusive "Last of Us Part II", we turn to reviewing the company's recent history of using the bloody machinery of law to (try to) bend reality to its will.
The last time out? It all started with...an Interview.
"The Last" is unfortunately only the latest...in Virtual Legality.
(DON'T GET CHEEKY SONY) - Thumbnail/Video Screenshot from:
“The Last of Us Part II | Release Date Reveal Trailer | PS4”
YouTube Video – September 24, 2019 – PlayStation Europe
#Sony #LastOfUs #DMCA
Discussed in this episode:
"The Last of Us Part II gets a release date following substantial story leaks"
GameDailyBiz - April 27, 2020 - Sam Desatoff
"Is Sony Illegally Using the DMCA to Muzzle Last of Us Leaks? (VL215)"
YouTube Video - April 30, 2020 - Hoeg Law
"The Last of Us Part 2 leaked online"
GamesIndustryBiz - May 1st Update - Haydn Taylor
"Sony Got Hacked Hard: What We Know and Don't Know So Far"
WIRED - December 3, 2014 - Kim Zetter
"RE: Your Possession of Privileged and/or Confidential Information Stolen from Sony Pictures Entertainment"
December 14, 2014 - Boies, Schiller, & Flexner LLP
"Sony Pictures Demands That News Agencies Delete ‘Stolen’ Data"
New York Times - December 14, 2014 - Michael Cieply and Brooks Barnes
"Bartnicki v. Vopper" - Summary
"Bartnicki v. Vopper' - Case Text
532 US 514 (2001)
"Sony Threatens to Sue Twitter Unless It Removes Tweets Containing Hacked Emails"
VICE - December 22, 2014 - Jason Koebler
"Protection for private blocking and screening of offensive material"
47 USC 230
"Why Publishing Stolen Sony Data Is Problematic but Necessary"
Variety - December 11, 2014 - Andrew Wallenstein
"Exclusive rights in copyrighted works"
17 USC 106
"Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use"
17 USC 107
"Limitations on liability relating to material online"
17 USC 512 (DMCA)
Sony Pictures Entertainment DMCA Claim
June 15, 2016
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