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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mistersoft
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2011-01-05

..That being that human beings can and will basically do.. "whatever the hell they want" IF THEY DON'T THINK THEY'LL GET CAUGHT

which realistically means that for just about every law enacted we need proper watchdog's with a pro-active attitude and willingness to bite (with the necessary TEETH that they need).

I have to say.....I a *little* surprised by this bit of news. But also, not at all../.

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