The Volokh Conspiracy
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As I mentioned, Sony's threats to sue media outlets that publish leaked Sony documents are likely to founder on two precedents. One of those precedents is Pearson v. Dodd, a 1969 D.C. Circuit case involving copies of stolen documents from Sen. Thomas Dodd's office. And the son of Sen. Thomas Dodd, Chris Dodd – himself a former senator – is now chairman, CEO and chief lobbyist at the Motion Picture Association of America.
Thanks to Ira Teinowitz of The Washington Post for drawing the connection.