Apple Fires Retail Employees for Downloading Leopard
Anh Tuan Huynh
August 22, 2006 7:34 PM
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Pirate our software, lose your job
reports Apple retail store employees have been axed for illegally acquiring developer builds of Apple’s unreleased Mac OS X
Mac OS X
was given out to developers at Apple’s WWDC
event earlier this month and leaked out to the public.
previously reported on leaked screen shots of Mac OS X Leopard earlier today too
. The Apple retail store employers obtained a leaked copy and were overhead discussing the matter with other employees. The discussion was overheard and Apple corporate investigated the matter after word had reached Apple’s office in Cupertino, CA.
The employees were immediately fired after admitting to obtaining the illegal software. Obtaining illegal copies of Apple software is a clear violation of Apple’s terms of service, or TOS, for retail store employees. Furthermore, the Apple employees had also signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) about upcoming software, which resulted in a second infraction.
The dismissed employees, when questioned, responded with "All of us know that we violated our NDA and ethics policy. Therefore, because we had the character to tell the truth and to face the consequences of our actions, we were terminated," said one of the fired employees, who spoke with
on condition of anonymity. "My only question is, if we all lied and denied it would we still be working at Apple today? Even more so, is that the kind of person that Apple wants working for them?"
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Apple is stupid ~~~
8/22/2006 9:30:03 PM
It's all about the market share......do you think Microsoft dont know there are illegal copies of Windows OSs everywhere?
Legal or illegal, it's a way of populating the world with their OS!!!!
Why get rid of the small fish? Its pointless!!
Since it's already leaked out, why fire them?
If they dont leak it, others will!!!
Apple should be going after illegal corporate users like Microsoft does and leave private users alone.........
If Mac's OSs are popular enough to private users, companies will start to looking into using Mac OSs on office machines to suit workers.....though it will take some time to do so with Microsoft's strangle hold on the OS market!!
Macs are only packaging anyway.....I wouldnt waste time or bandwidth to download Mac stuff.
The manufacturer producing Mac laptops have so many problems in-house it's not funny....I dont see them any different to standard PC laptops...oh wait, there's a difference...you gotta pay more to get the same hardware cause of Apple tag!!!
RE: Apple is stupid ~~~
8/22/2006 9:44:58 PM
Must feed the troll, must feed the troll...
Urge to feed the troll... Fading.... fading.... fading -- rising! Fading... fading...
Okay, I'm better now. :)
"And boy have we patented it!" -- Steve Jobs, Macworld 2007
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