[hackerspaces] Classes and Liability

Agent 5 ag3nt5 at dc401.org
Fri Dec 20 16:53:37 CET 2013

Local laws apply. Ask your corporate lawyer. If you don't have one, get one
specifically for questions like this.


On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 10:49 AM, Pete Prodoehl <raster at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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 our plan.
> How do others deal with this?
> (Note: We're based in the United States... land of the litigious!)
> Pete
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