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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Don't worry guys, our local Apple Defense Brigade will be along shortly to explain why we should bend over backwards to give Jobs the benefit of the doubt over this. And if that fails, there's always the old standby of "But... but.... but other companies have done the same thing". Remember, you just need to find another company that's done something as bad or worse, and that (somehow) makes it OK for Apple do the same thing.

I'm sure they just need a few more minutes to get the apologetics engine warmed up.

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