Re: Legal framework for consultancy work

Subject: Re: Legal framework for consultancy work
From: The Documentation Doctor <documentationdoctor -at- googlemail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2005 12:43:32 -0000

Thanks for taking the time to answer! Some clarifications if you please...
David Neeley said (snip:)

It is highly unlikely that a style or a macro could be
copyrighted. However, to deliver finished docs without a
full disclosure of allsuch elements to the client paying you
would be unacceptable for any halfway-sophisticated
company.

OK. So if I list my services as including "provide customised versions of my standard templates" would that cover it?

re liability:
I agree getting things wrong will tend to wreck my techwriting career. However, I was more concerned with being sued, e.g. because somebody had an accident followed "my" instructions. Is there an obvious way around that, or do I need insurance?

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