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Arson Attack Costs Sony London $49.5 Million

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Sony distribution warehouse still smoking from arson attack

Sony Digital Audio Disc Corporation’s distribution warehouse in London was destroyed in an arson attack during the citywide riots.

The fire ruined up to 30 million discs from independent music and film companies. The initial damage estimates are around $49.5 million!

They should find the arsonist and send him the bill. LOLz!

Good thing they were prepared. An hour later they had already enacted their Disaster Recovery Plan. Darren Houghton, managing director of U.K. distribution at Sony DADC said that a crisis team was able to quickly find alternative warehousing and “opted for two different locations.”

Smart! Don’t keep all your eggs in one basket.

Also, the employees from the destroyed warehouse will be spread out among the two new facilities, so everyone gets to keep their jobs. Yay!

[Image via AP Images.]

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4 comments to “Arson Attack Costs Sony London $49.5 Million”



  1. 1

    They should make the chavs that did it pay as much as the can, and take every single penny they have! Their actions were appalling and they need to pay!



  2. 2

    Highest estimated cost of UK riots: £100m.
    Tax Avoidance by Vodafone: £6 Billion.
    Tax avoidance in 2010 by richest people in UK: £7 Billion.
    Tax payers' bill for banking crisis: £131 Billion
    Perspective: priceless



  3. 3

    Idiots..Their tax money is just going to go towards all the repairs. If you're going to rob, loot and burn shit down then do it to the royals and the people that put you into that position not other peoples homes and businesses thats suffering the same shit you are..Complete fucking idiots, they need to use LIVE rounds and open up on the rioters..kill a few hundred

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    Re: orlando1986 – They spin it all so much that I doubt they're making any connection to your normally spot on points. I don't think that's the motive nor the reason for these riots, however. Looked more like basic copycat greed after those social network raid and rob videos from the states, not to simplify.