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Sony threatens to sue Twitter unless users stop posting hacked emails

A Sony Pictures lawyer has threatened to sue Twitter unless the social network blocks users who post information contained in a trove of hacked emails.

In a letter sent Monday to Twitter's general counsel, attorney David Boies writes that if "stolen information continues to be disseminated by Twitter in any manner," the film company will "hold Twitter responsible for any damage or loss arising from such use or dissemination." The letter asks Twitter to suspend one account that has posted pictures of the leaked emails, delete any copies of the stolen data, and comply with any future requests to scrub the information from the site.

A Twitter spokesperson confirmed the legal threat to Vice, but would not comment on how the social media company will respond.