Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Sony E-mails Cause Controversy - Can They Be Published Legally?
I just read an article about whether or not the leaked Sony e-mails can be published legally. It can be found here - http://www.bostonherald.com/business/media_marketing/2014/12/the_legal_case_for_publishing_sony_emails It sets out a powerful argument detailing why anyone who wants to publish the Sony emails can probably do so without fear of breaking the law. However, the article does not address the issue of what Sony will do if a large volume of emails are published by someone with =out the resources of a large newspaper or other major news organization. Hiring a lawyer is an expensive proposition, particularly when you are dealing with First Amendment issues. So even if the individual might ultimately prevail in the courts, will the process bankrupt him or her? Perhaps the article's author is assuming that Sony will not really try to stop the publication of the emails because Sony knows that it will eventually lose. I would also like to read more on the ethical issues involved as the emails contain personal data on employees who are not public figures, even though their employer is a major international corporation. Francis P. Hajek Wilson & Hajek, LLC, a personal injury law firm Experienced Injury and Accident Lawyers Serving Virginia, including Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Greene, Augusta, Buckingham, Staunton, Waynesboro, Culpepper, Richmond, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News