Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 12th Jul 2014 00:44 UTC
Legal

If you think only Apple, Google, Intel, and several other technology companies flagrantly broke the law by illegally robbing their employees of wages - think again. As it turns out, the digital animation industry - centering around Steve Jobs' Pixar, unsurprisingly - was just as bad.

[Pixar's] Catmull's deposition and emails from the lawsuit confirm that he was instrumental in operating a secret wage-theft cartel that violated the Sherman Antitrust Act. But it's even worse than you think. The cartel orchestrated in large part by Catmull robbed potential wages and job opportunities from thousands of animation industry workers at other studios, including DreamWorks, Lucasfilm, Robert Zemeckis’ ImageMovers, the now-defunct Orphanage, and Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Pando Daily has the meat on this story (here and here).

The wage fixing scandal is way, way more sprawling than anyone could have originally anticipated. The sad thing is that the criminals behind this illegal behaviour - Steve Jobs, Tim Cook, Eric Schmidt, George Lucas, Ed Catmull, and many, many more - will never have to face any serious consequences for their crimes.

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BeamishBoy
Member since:
2010-10-27

It's ridiculous in the way Tom used it... implying that Steve Jobs, Tim Cook, Eric Schmidt, George Lucas are criminals.


Sergio, I think that I speak for all of us here when I say that you appear to be a fucking imbecile.

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sergio Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, maybe You are right and I'm stupid, but this stupid thinks that calling "criminals" to brilliant people like George Lucas or Steve Jobs is an exaggeration at very least.

But hey, that's what happens when you mix news with cheap demagogic anti-corporate left-wing rhetoric.

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Well, I'll be damned. Apparently the previous poster wasn't using imbecile as an insult but as a statement of fact.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

but this stupid thinks that calling "criminals" to brilliant people like George Lucas or Steve Jobs is an exaggeration at very least.


Well, yeah, sorry but being "brilliant" doesn't mean you're not a criminal. Doing illegal acts makes you a criminal, regardless if you're a CEO, an engineer or a bum.
If you can't do the time, don't do the crime. Unfortunately it's unlikely that anyone involved in this will do any time.

that's what happens when you mix news with cheap demagogic anti-corporate left-wing rhetoric.


Flattery will get you nowhere.

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kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Well, maybe You are right and I'm stupid, but this stupid thinks that calling "criminals" to brilliant people like George Lucas or Steve Jobs is an exaggeration at very least.

But hey, that's what happens when you mix news with cheap demagogic anti-corporate left-wing rhetoric.


As opposed to the right-wing suck-up-to-the-rich-and-powerful-hoping-they'll-reward-your-loyalty?

It's amazing how people such as yourself will let rich people off the hook in the hopes that you'll get rich someday, not realizing the fact that letting the rich get away with crimes is the biggest thing stopping you from making your own riches.

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