Hitachi Executives Plead Guilty to Disk Price Fixing, Will Serve Prison Time

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Morete

The bleeding heart corporatism fanboys will still say that the only corporations that price fix are the ones that get caught.  

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immersive

For real? 25k? Thats it? They probably made 50 Mill + with the price fixing. Guess thats the power of the 1%. The would is shit. Can't wait for this crap to change! 

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dethdeks

is it just me or does anyone else see that the "fine" they have to pay is relativly a joke compaired to what they are worth. charging a millionare with a $25,000 fine is a joke. 25k to them is pocket change for what they really are worth. im glad they got jail time but really we all know they are probably gonna spend maybe a month at tops in jail and the will be released "on good behaviour" or some dumb shit like that.

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Jox

Excellent news!  I've been calling for prison terms for price-fixing execs for some time now - glad to see it finally happening.  Cast them down with the sodomites!

-Jox

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timmyw

I was surprised to see jail time too. The cynical side of me sees why they got jail time: "The three men conspired...to fix prices for optical disk drives sold to Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Microsoft." If they conspired to fix prices for Joe Consumer do you think there would have been jail time?

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Trekker1091

Wait, big company execs, aka millionaires, are actually going to prison?  It's about time the courts actually did something right for a change.

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Holly Golightly

Wow, actual prison time. Usually these cases end in one big fine, but prison time for something like this is news to me.

Gosh, optical disk drive... Something I have not used in a very, very long time. Not even my laptop has an optical disk drive. They have become the most useless part of a computer. I suppose I will use it again come time to install Windows 8 on my desktop. 

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AntonioGarrison

They should have gotten a bigger fine.  But yes, the physical media aspect on computers lately has gone downhill.  I give it 10-15 years at most before physical media is done for.  Everything will be downloaded and bought from online retailers.  

I'll probably buy a downloadable version of windows install it on a thumbdrive and go from there.  Physical media speeds are total crap.  

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Vano

First of all, thumbdrives are as physical as it gets.

Secondly, you do know there are still millions and millions dialup users in USA alone, right? 10-15 years - not a chance.

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themohawkadmin

My guess is they will probably offer Windows 8 on read-only flash drives, since tablets and ultrabooks don't have dvd drives either.

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