File-sharing giant BitTorrent has suggested that Sony release “The Interview”, a comedy that provoked one of the biggest hacking scandals in movie history — on its self-publishing platform.
The San Francisco-based company said on Friday that Sony could start using its new alternative digital-distribution paygate for artists, BitTorrent Bundle, where they can release material for a fee. Among the most notable BitTorrent Bundle releases is The Act Of Killing, an Oscar-nominated documentary account of mass murder in 1960s Indonesia. The feature was downloaded over 3.5 million times.
After hackers infiltrated Sony’s network in November and released stolen data, threats were made against movie theaters that planned to play “The Interview”, which features a plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. On Thursday, Sony said the Seth Rogen satirical film, scheduled to come out on Christmas Day, would not be released, however. The next day the FBI stated that the Kim Jong Un regime was responsible for the attack.