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Pirate our software, lose your job

Think Secret reports Apple retail store employees have been axed for illegally acquiring developer builds of Apple’s unreleased Mac OS X Leopard operating system. Mac OS X Leopard 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 Think Secret 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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RE: Flawed logic
By rushfan2006 on 8/23/2006 9:50:48 AM , Rating: 0
MachFive, you have to be a troll....please for the sake of the future of the human race just be a forum troll and not seriously, honestly believe in what you posted as the truth. I can not accept that one could be so friggin naive and so full of shit all at once.....there has to be hope....please tell me there is hope.....;)

What they did was stealing. And btw, last time I checked its the court system and the law that matters what the definition of stealing is or is not -- a judge doesn't go "oh look online someone on wiki said this isn't dismissed!" or "Oh wait, I can't decide this case -- someone quick get me a Collegiate Dictionary stat! We'll find out once and for all how to interpret this case as stealing or not!!"......

No by all legal definitions and more importantly, according to the law -- this act was and is in fact, STEALING.

The most simple romper room definition for ignorant folks as yourself would be "taking anything without authorization/permission that you do not rightfully own".

Your whole argument is meaningless though, as I *DARE* you to do an just what these emeployees did and then before the judge tell him/her what you posted here about it. ;)

(...and remember don't drop the soap)

"We’re Apple. We don’t wear suits. We don’t even own suits." -- Apple CEO Steve Jobs
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