[hackerspaces] Classes and Liability

Joshua Pritt ramgarden at gmail.com
Fri Dec 20 17:00:54 CET 2013

That's a good idea to make it into a donation I think.  You can recommend
an amount to donate like listing the cost of materials etc. to give them an
idea of how much to pay to cover how much they think it's worth.

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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