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Amazon Game Studios to its own devs: All your codebase doesn't belong to us

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Re: Common practice

On first reading, a noncompete for a job I was in the process of accepting seemed to say that I wouldn't work for a competitor for a year - effectively making it impossible to change companies. Upon very careful reading, what it really said was that, for a year after leaving, I wouldn't work on products for the new company that compete with the products I worked on for the old company. I also talked with someone who had changed jobs under such an agreement - he simply notified the new employer, who simply didn't have him work on one or two products for the first year (he worked on everything else instead).

Depending on the details of the language, they can be kinda reasonable. Or not.

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