I assume the GP was stating this in reference to a suggestion by Thomas Piketty as to what would be a more "just" (in his definition) tax approach to tackle inequality.
The idea that Sony would be willing to accept the liability massive costs with disclosing private information of its employees really beggars belief; what money they could have made from the film would really not be worth the potential risk here.
Our limited education tax dollars have no business funding something so useless to modern society as darkroom photography.
Same with all this poetry and painting nonsense. Why should our kids learn about that kind of worthless trash?
Last March, Auernheimer was convicted of accessing a computer without authorization and sentenced to 41 months in prison. As a member of the computer security team Goatse Security, Auernheimer discovered a major security flaw in AT&T's network, which allowed him to download the email addresses of some 114,000 iPad users. Goatse Security reported the flaw to Gawker and provided journalists with the information, who then published it in redacted form."