QUESTION: Legal liability for incorrect documentation

Subject: QUESTION: Legal liability for incorrect documentation
From: DURL <durl -at- BUFFNET -dot- NET>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 14:21:13 -0500

Our STC chapter had a lawyer do a presentation on this one. I'd
suggest you contact one, because there may be legal liabilities for you,
too!
I think my original post summarizing his talk is in the archives
for posterity (he spoke in Oct or Nov 97)...sorry, I can't find the info
now...
Mary

Mary Durlak Erie Documentation Inc.
East Aurora, New York (near Buffalo)
durl -at- buffnet -dot- net

On Fri, 6 Feb 1998, Barry House wrote:

> Larry Weber wrote:
> >
> >What are the legal liabilities for publishing incorrect documentation?
> >
>
> Every manual I've ever written, and every one I've read, carries a
> disclaimer that basically says no one is legally responsible for any errors
> that appear in the book. I worked at one company that had a standard
> disclaimer which said, in part, that it could not guarantee that the manual
> bore ANY relationship to the software it supposedly documented.
>
>
>
> Barry House
> The Creative House--Helping Businesses Communicate
> P.O. Box 523
> Pittsfield, IL 62363
> 217-285-2900
> 217-285-2950 Fax
> http://www.creative-house.com
>
>
>
>




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