North Korea scores.
Carr is wrong here about one point: The Interview censorship is a one-off event. Foreign powers won't make a habit of censoring American movies through hacking and threats of terrorism.
On the other hand, he's right that we've crossed a Rubicon here. Once you've given in to a bully, it's easier to give in another time.
President Obama is wrong -- if North Korea is behind this, it most definitely is an act of war. It's the threat of violence that makes the difference.
Other points Carr makes are good ones:
- When Hollywood faced a threat to the entire industry, other studios and industry associations ran away and hid under the bed.
- After suffering a major hack attack in 2011, how the heck did Sony not harden its network?
- Oddly, Carr himself slaps Sony on the wrist for making the movie about a real dictator rather than a fake one (as Charlie Chaplin did). Isn't that the precise creative freedom we're arguing about here?
North Korea looked weak in threatening the US over a trivial thing like a stoner-buddy-comedy-thriller. But by capitulating, Hollywood made the US look weaker.