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Gene has a good point concerning ownership of a document. Another avenue to
consider is to have the client have the final say as to the content of the
document. In other words, the client is responsible for the content, not
you. It's a cheap and effective way around the E&O issue.
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>I once had a client who paid for my E&O insurance, because their policy
> (and no other client's policy) required that I have it. This was nearly
> a decade ago, in another country.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Gene Kim-Eng
>> Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 4:13 PM
>> To: Becky Edmondson; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>> Subject: Re: liability insurance
>> Is this something you feel you need, or something a
>> client is insisting you have? The one time someone
>> mentioned this to me as a requirement, I told them
>> that if I covered E&O for the documents I did for
>> them rather than them covering it as part of a
>> "work for hire" contract, then I would also retain
>> all copyrights for the documents. By the end of the
>> day they called me back and said E&O would not be
>> required for the contract.
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