458INTEL+case+brief - L iz Vickers Comm 458 Intel...

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Liz Vickers Comm 458 Intel Corporation v. Hamidi (Supreme Court of California, 2003) The Facts: Intel Corporation maintains an electronic mail system connected to the Internet, through which messages between employees and those outside the company can be sent and received and permits its employees to make reasonable non-business use of the system. On 6 occasions over almost 2 years, Kourosh Hamidi, a former Intel employee, sent emails criticizing Intel’s employment practices to numerous current employees on Intel’s electronic mail system. Through his messages Hamidi urged employees to participate in the organization, FACE-Intel (Former and current employees of Intel). Hamidi did not breach security but he received the recipients address list using an Intel directory from a floppy disk that was anonymously sent to him. Hamidi’s message did not cause any damages or slow Intel’s computer system, however, Intel did spend a lot of time trying to block the messages. Intel sued Hamidi and FACE-Intel pleading trespass to chattels. The trial court granted notion to summary judgment,
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2011 for the course COMM 458 taught by Professor Sparr during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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