Sony Threatens Twitter With Legal Action if ‘Stolen Information Continues to be Disseminated’

The studio is also going after individual users

Sony’s legal team has now gone after Twitter over information leaked from the emails and private documents hackers stole from Sony Pictures Entertainment’s computer system.

Vice’s Motherboard reports that lawyer David Boies sent the social media site’s general counsel, Vijaya Gadde, a letter warning if “stolen information continues to be disseminated by Twitter in any manner,” Sony will “hold Twitter responsible for any damage or loss arising from such use or dissemination by Twitter.”

The warning extended to musician Val Broeksmit, who has been posting screenshots of Sony emails on Twitter from the account @bikinirobotarmy. He then shared the legal letter with a reporter at Motherboard.

Sony is demanding that Twitter “comply with all future requests with regard to any other account holder seeking to disseminate the Stolen Information via Twitter.”

“In addition, we ask that you provide the Account Holder with a copy of this letter, and request that the Account Holder cease publication of the Stolen Information on Twitter,” the letter reportedly reads.

Twitter has not yet responded to TheWrap‘s request for comment.

The letter sounds similar to one Boies sent to media outlets, including TheWrap, which stated the studio does not consent to the publication of confidential documents, email threads and financial figures obtained by the hackers and leaked in waves since late November.

Boies asked outlets for cooperation in “destroying the stolen information,” followed by instructions on how to do so.

If outlets refused, he issued the same threat: “If you do not comply with this request, and the stolen information is used or disseminated by you in any manner, SPE will have no choice but to hold you responsible for any damage or loss arising from such use or dissemination by you.”