legalese in manuals

Subject: legalese in manuals
From: Helen Cygnarowicz <helenc -at- CYLINK -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 13:40:41 -0800

my company manufactures products that require FCC approvals, as well as
approvals from other country regulation agencies. i know that this
information needs to be presented to our customers for every product.

we also provide a warranty and a license for each product (digital
microwave radios).

there are also safety rules and precautions that the customers need to know

and of course the copyright information.

all of this information can take up 3 to 8 pages of 9 pt helvetica.

1 - is there some sort of requirement that means this info MUST be in the
front matter?

2 - can i limit this front matter to just the copyright and FCC notice(s)?

3 - can i create an appendix for all this stuff?

4 - how does your company handle similar front matter?

5 - is there an ISO standard about this?

6 - should i talk to a company lawyer/attorney?

if you prefer to respond off line, i will summarize, but there may be
others out there with similar questions who would profit from your direct
response to the listserv.

thanx in advance for your time and help.

Helen Cygnarowicz
Manager, WCG Technical Publications
A P-Com Company

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