“I think they made a mistake,” Obama said.

President Obama said Friday he thinks Sony “made a mistake” in choosing not to release “The Interview” in the wake of the devastating hacking attack which he blamed on North Korea, while vowing that the U.S. “will respond.”

The president addressed the breach, at a year-end press conference, for the first time since Sony Pictures Entertainment canceled its high-profile movie release. He also spoke shortly after the FBI formally blamed Kim Jong Un’s regime for the breach.

“We will respond,” Obama vowed, while offering no details on what that response might entail.

He mocked the North Korean regime for launching an “all-out assault” over a satirical movie, but he also chided Sony for responding by shutting down the movie’s release.

“I think they made a mistake,” Obama said.

While saying he sympathizes with their situation and the concerns they faced, he said: “We cannot have a society in which some dictator some place can start imposing censorship here in the United States.”

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