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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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 12:02 UTC
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

"As these documents show, this industry is sick. To its very core."

There may be some industries, but my feeling is that most industries and individual companies are places where things happen that aren't legal or moral.

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.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by pgeorgi on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 13:04 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
pgeorgi Member since:
2010-02-18

"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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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 13:09 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

It's not likely to ever get solved, but you can realize that this is how the world works and don't waste energy being surprised, angry or disappointed when another story arrises.

Perhaps we should send only nice people to Mars and start over there.

Then again, look up how much we, the world, spend on weapons to kill each other and how much we spend on science. Should we have spend it all on science we would have a clean world with green energy and a couple of moon and Mars bases.

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