[thechat] Intel says employees are chattel

Judah McAuley judah at wiredotter.com
Thu Aug 15 12:38:01 CDT 2002

An ex-employee of Intel (who believes he was fired due to age) has been
emailing former co-workers and trying to foment a sort of revolution
within the company.

Intel is suing him for "trespass to chattels", that is, trespassing via
email on the worker minds they own.  He says that he is excercising his
right to free speech.  Intel has won three lower court rulings and the
case is now at the California Supreme Court.

Well worth the read.



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