Sony May Get Sued For Pirating MusicAdded: Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
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With all the controversy over the movie The Interview, now a musician is claiming that Sony failed to reach terms with her, but used the music in the film anyway. Yoon Mi Rae, whose music is used in the movie, didn’t receive any money from the movie studio and is now going to sue the company. At the same time, the movie has been downloaded 1.5 million times already.
It is clear that the Sony Pictures film The Interview will become one of the most controversial ever, depicting the violent death of North Korean leader. The movie was probably the cause for the hacking collective Guardians of Peace to attack Sony. Following their “terrorist” threats, cinemas in the United States decided to back away from showing the movie on Christmas as it had been planned.
However, Sony has changed and released the film on the Internet via YouTube, Google Play and Xbox Live. Of course, The Interview was quickly pirated and downloaded 1.5 million times within the first two days after its release.
But while Sony suffers from the pirates, it’s also facing copyright infringement allegations of its own. It turned out that the company used copyrighted music in the movie without permission and without compensating an artist, Yoon Mi-rae, who is a US-born hip hop and R&B singer. Now she is not getting paid for her music after failing to reach terms with Sony to have her track appear in The Interview. Despite the fact that no agreement was reached, the movie studio used the music anyway.
So, ironically enough, the company which is already facing huge troubles due to the hacking and near destruction of their IT systems, it will have to also face a copyright infringement lawsuit over its unauthorized use of the music track that “Pay Day”. Yoon Mi-rae and her label claimed they would be taking legal action against the movie studio and the agency, which had been carrying out the discussion regarding the use of the music.
In the meantime, the industry experts point out that it seems unlikely that the lawsuit in question may result in a messy legal battle. The matter is that the huge publicity the film has enjoyed in the recent days may ensure good sales for the studio, even without lucrative box office revenues. As a result, the singer may secure a piece of that as well and raise her profile.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
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Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
|posted by (2015-01-13 19:54:34)|
|Sony should be sued for making such a unbelievably bad film, I downloaded it & sat watching it with my sister & the only time I even broke a smile was when it finished & put me out of my misery.|
Yoon Mi Rae should sue Sony for putting her song in such a pile of steaming cr&p, that was 90 minutes of my life I'll never get back. One minute it's 6 year olds humor & next thing someones getting their fingers bitten off!
to sum it up, it's an embarrassment of a film to admit watching.
|Hmm It s kinda funny, but it dont really matter. Whatever they "lose" will just be wrote off of taxes ect. And redirected to a price hike or two. So....|
|posted by (2015-01-14 06:27:46)|
|...and then they wonder why people pirate their stuff.|
|it wasnt all that bad, i thought there were a few funny scenes in it, its not a epic comedy by any means, but is still good for a few laughs here and there.........|
|As far as stupid movies go, it was very enjoyable, Franco was funny IMO, whereas Rogen played himself yet again.|
Anyone expecting 'a greatest film of all time' status, million pound effects or intelligent story is clearly deluded.
|posted by (2015-01-16 04:46:43)|
|O I hope they do .|
|the MOVIE SUX SHIT SORRY||
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