[hackerspaces] Classes and Liability

Bob Bownes bownes at gmail.com
Fri Dec 20 21:45:54 CET 2013

Just beware, it has to be a real donation. Just because you call it a
donation, it may not pass the smell test that the courts will apply. They
are surprisingly good at identifying an attempt to evade a law and calling
a spade a spade.

On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 1:50 PM, Pete Prodoehl <raster at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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?
> Pete
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