I have no sympathy. Nintendo can [details=“Summary”]
I’m not going to type this out
[/details]. Or any other company too for that matter. I always aim to make it very clear that I don’t care care for this industry or any other industry, beyond a basic survival necessity (how could I, if I want the entire foundation of everyday life changed?).
I understand and feel the emberassment of individuals at having their earlier attempts open for everyone to see (I’m assuming they don’t like them, even though it’s not always that simple, especially in a corporate environment) and in a differrent society without private (and in this case specifically intellectual) property relations, I would actually respect that. Currently though, alI I can say to this is: too bad your work was for a multinational corporation.
Personal stuff, not immediatly related to the production process, doesn’t fall under this obviously, but it’s very much possible that such documents (e-mails for example, as some pointed out) are, likely unintentionally, swept up with the rest in such a huge data leak, maybe because people also use company equipment for personal conversations or notes or whatever. That’s incredibly sh*tty, but no reason to reject leaks like this (even though a video game leak, is obviously less important than certain other industries or government stuff). If it’s possible to filter these things out, it certainly should be done. The huge amount of data, makes this unlikely though.
Objections along the lines of “stealing private/intellectual property”, are legally true, but…I evidently don’t care about that.