iPod Factory Just Kidding About Destroying Reporters' Lives

from the oh,-that? dept

Yesterday it was reported that the company that owned the factory that made iPods had pretty much tried to destroy the lives of the reporters who noted that there were substandard working conditions at the factory. However, as legal experts, the press and... well... just about everyone has spoken out against this decision, the factory has now modified its demands. Rather than asking for 500x a reporter's salary in punishment and freezing all of their assets, the company is just asking to be awarded 12 cents (US) which they say they'll donate to charity if they win. Perhaps they should use it to pay their employees a bit more instead...

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    Anonymous Coward, 31 Aug 2006 @ 6:27am

    What the hell do you expect from companies in communist countries?

    I'm so sick of buying goods from countries with no human rights.

    The Chinese people are basically slaves to the government who owns these 'companies' that do work for Apple. What's up with that Jobs? I thought you were the sensitive type who cared about human rights?

    I'll pay $25.00 more for my iPoD - just make sure it's got a label more like this: Made In:(pick one) Japan, USA, France, Canada, Mexico, Poland, Turkey, India, Italy, UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, etc....

    Then I'll buy one :)
    There's lots of places in the world that would be happy to manufacture goods. Problem is the chinese government is reeling these stupid companies in; hook, line, and sinker.

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