[hackerspaces] Classes and Liability

Pete Prodoehl raster at gmail.com
Fri Dec 20 19:50:22 CET 2013

On 12/20/13 12:23 PM, Mark Janssen wrote:
>> 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.
> If it's volunteer donation, there is only the risk of you not
> reporting the income.  You can't be held liable for something in which
> there is no explicit of implied contract.  At least in the U.S. each
> (adult) individual theoretically is responsible for themselves and
> "caveat emptor" can be applied (although this has limits and should be
> measured against the ideal of the Law).

Volunteer donation to the individual acting as the instructor, or to the 
space/organization that serves as the venue for the class?


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