Don't forget the Legal side

If you’re in the IT business , it’s very easy to concentrate on the interesting Tech bits, and forget about the boring legal bits. Except that it’s those same boring legal bits that will come back and bite you some day.

The Irish Computer Society have just posted an article online about some of those legal bits. The April Bulletin is available here. The main points , if you can’t be bothered to click the link , are:

  • You can’t exclude liability for death or injury in Irish Contracts (although thankfully for software, the need to rely on this is not great).
  • You can get insurance to cover your liability.
  • Like everything how much risk the supplier will bear is all subject to negociation.

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