Courtesy of BlackVoices
The label is suing a 47-year-old Gothenburg resident who allegedly put the content on The Pirate Bay, a popular and controversial torrent website. According to TorrentFreak.com, the man who leaked the album works in the music industry.
At issue is not just the leak itself, but the subsequent damages Sony claims it suffered as a result. The label says its (very lucrative) relationship with Beyonce was imperiled by the leak and says its marketing efforts and Beyonce’s own reputation also took a hit.