Re: The legalese pages

Subject: Re: The legalese pages
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 08:09:30 -0700

It's a product liability issue. Keeping the legalese on paper even when all
the other documentation is online defends against claims that the
information was not obvious and accessible. The intent is not to protect the
consumer, but to protect the company.

And yes, most courts are aware that the printed matter may not be read, but
we have still not quite arrived at a litigation environment that forces
companies to make horses drink as well as lead them to water.

Gene Kim-Eng



On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 7:42 AM, McLauchlan, Kevin <
Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:

> So my questions to tecwhirl are: do any of you have a
> hand in those abominations? Or is it all the legal
> department?
>
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References:
The legalese pages: From: McLauchlan, Kevin

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