The producers of the latest James Bond movie Spectre have threatened the hackers responsible for the Sony Pictures leak with legal action if they publish an early version of film’s script.
In November, members of hacker organization Guardians of the Peace stole a wealth of information when it infiltrated the movie giant’s databases, including personal details of celebrities, unreleased movies and email correspondences, which have since leaked online.
James Bond movie producers discovered over the weekend that a draft script for Spectre, starring Daniel Craig as 007, had been amongst the material taken and they have now threatened to sue the hackers if they publish the material, which is protected by copyright laws.
“Eon Productions, the producers of the James Bond films, learned this morning (Saturday, December 13) that an early version of the screenplay for the new Bond film Spectre is amongst the material stolen and illegally made public by hackers who infiltrated the Sony Pictures Entertainment computer system.
“The screenplay for Spectre is the confidential information… and is protected by the laws of copyright in the United Kingdom and around the world. It may not (in whole or in part) be published, reproduced, disseminated or otherwise utilised by anyone who obtains a copy of it…
“Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Danjaq LLC will take all necessary steps to protect their rights against the persons who stole the screenplay, and against anyone who makes infringing uses of it or attempts to take commercial advantage of confidential property it knows to be stolen.”
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