Decoder Voices Sony to allow limited screenings of 'The Interview,' smaller theaters rebook

President Obama was correct to criticize Sony, and by extension the theater owners and distributors, for caving in to threats so quickly. The consequences open up other American businesses to extortion that would be very hard to combat.

By , Decoder contributor

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Reversing a decision it had made at the end of last week after every major film distributor and theater chain had backed out of showing the film, Sony Pictures has decided to make "The Interview," the Seth Rogan/James Franco comedy that depicts the assassination of Kim Jong-un and came to be at the center of a hacking attack and threats of violence from sources the FBI has traced to North Koreaavailable for screening after all: