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Dec 26, 2014

Who hacked Sony becomes Internet’s new mystery

Everyone has a theory about who really hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

Dec 15, 2014

Sony lawyer: Don’t publish breaches

(AP) A lawyer representing Sony Pictures Entertainment is warning news organizations not to publish details of company files leaked by hackers in one of the largest digital breaches ever against an American company. The Sony materials include studio financial records, employment files and what already has been revealed as salacious gossip by Hollywood executives about […]

Apr 21, 2014

Israeli, Palestinian teens face separate legal hurdles

Betamax redux, remembering Hurricane and limited licenses and more in this week's Law Blog Roundup.

Jun 20, 2013

Sony chief says time needed to study proposal

TOKYO — Sony Corp. needs more time to study a key proposal from a U.S. hedge fund to spin off a part of its entertainment unit as a way to propel its fledgling revival, the chief executive told shareholders Thursday. Sony Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai was speaking to a Tokyo hall packed with thousands of […]

Oct 17, 2012

In-House Interrogatory

Should general counsels be indicted by the government in investigations into company practices?

Jun 13, 2012

‘.Apple,’ ‘.auto’ among Internet suffixes proposed

NEW YORK — Proposals for Internet addresses ending in “.pizza,” ”.space” and “.auto” are among the nearly 2,000 submitted as part of the largest expansion in the online address system. Apple Inc., Sony Corp. and American Express Co. are among companies that are seeking names with their brands. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and […]

Apr 16, 2012

‘Shrek’ studio joins Wal-Mart disc-to-digital plan

LOS ANGELES — DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., the maker of “Shrek,” ”Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda,” is teaming up with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to help people convert their old DVDs into an online movie library. Jeffrey Katzenberg, DreamWorks’ chief executive, says that the new “Disc to Digital” service will help consumers adapt to technological[...]

Feb 9, 2012

Kodak to stop making cameras, digital frames

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Eastman Kodak Co. said Thursday that it will stop making digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital picture frames, marking the end of an era for the company that brought photography to the masses more than a century ago. Founded by George Eastman in 1880, Kodak was known all over the world […]

Jan 19, 2012

Former trailblazer Kodak files for Chapter 11

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Is Kodak’s moment past? The glory days when Eastman Kodak Co. ruled the world of film photography lasted for over a century. Then came a stunning reversal of fortune: cutthroat competition from Japanese firms in the 1980s and a seismic shift to the digital technology it pioneered but couldn’t capitalize on. Now […]

Dec 1, 2011

TVs are hot sellers this holiday season

NEW YORK — In an unexpected twist, TVs are topping many Christmas shopping lists this year. Wal-Mart says TVs are among the top gifts people are putting on layaway at its 3,000-plus U.S. stores during the holiday season. The Westinghouse 46-inch LCD HDTV that was on sale for half off at Target for $298 was […]

Jun 7, 2011

Sony PS3 boss: ‘No turning back’ despite hacks

The head of the Sony Corp. unit that makes the PlayStation 3 game console says there’s no going back on a push to offer always-connected play despite a series of hacking attacks that downed its network and will cost the Japanese company around $173 million in special costs. Kazuo Hirai, group chief executive of Sony […]

Jun 2, 2011

Sony, Epsilon execs support data breach bill

WASHINGTON — Top executives from Sony and online marketing firm Epsilon are telling lawmakers that they support federal legislation that would require companies to promptly notify consumers if their personal information is stolen or exposed by a data breach. Tim Schaaff, president of Sony Network Entertainment International, and Jeanette Fitzgerald, general counsel of Epsilon Data […]

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