Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 11:37 UTC
Legal Back in 2010, Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, and a few others settled with the US Department of Justice regarding their anti-poaching agreements concerning employees. While the CEOs did a good job of escaping possible prosecution, the affected employees filed a class action lawsuit about this, and judge Lucy Koh has just unsealed a number of emails concerning this case. They paint a pretty grim picture of Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt engaging in mafia practices, threatening smaller companies with patent litigation if they didn't agree to the no-poaching agreements, or demanding to handle matters verbally as to not leave a paper trail.
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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by pgeorgi on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 13:04 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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"As these documents show, this industry is sick. To its very core."
In this case it's about a number of employees not getting the job and money they want or could have, but the food and pharmaceutical industries are a threat to our healths and governments are maybe even worse.

So this industry is sick, and so are all others. Not helpful.

I wonder if there's a saner method of treating this sickness (across all industries and other branches of power) than by guillotine.

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