Is it OK to Take Software You Wrote With You When You Quit ?

business_ethics_highlights_2Is software code a ‘tangible object’ in the sense required in order to make ‘taking’ it (copying it) a form of theft? Of course, beyond the legal question, there’s the ethical question of whether taking files you worked on is OK, when you quit your job. >>>

Programmer Convicted in Bizarre Goldman Sachs Case — Again

A FORMER GOLDMAN Sachs programmer has been convicted for the second time in four years on charges that he misused his former employer’s code, adding a new chapter to an already bizarre and controversial case that has drawn much unwanted attention to the world of high-speed trading and elicited criticism of prosecutorial overzealousness…..

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