[hackerspaces] Classes and Liability
raster at gmail.com
Fri Dec 20 16:49:38 CET 2013
At our space we've been talking about teaching classes, which is
something we want to encourage, but here's the tough part...
If I teach a class and charge money for it, I've been told that I will
be liable if someone decides to sue because I am a "paid" instructor.
I believe we can get around this by not accepting any money, or by
asking people to make a donation to the space, but as soon as an
individual takes any monetary compensation, they are opening themselves
up to some legal risk.
Our space has an insurance policy, and it covers things that happen at
the space, but an individual charging for classes does not fall under
How do others deal with this?
(Note: We're based in the United States... land of the litigious!)
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