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Scott-

I intend to ask my E&O Carrier as soon as I find out all the
requirements.

Thanks,

Bill

:-----Original Message-----
:From: Scott Maxwell [mailto:smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu] 
:Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 4:18 AM
:To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
:Subject: Re: Calcs on the web! Any worries?
:
:
:Bill,
:
:I would suggest that this might be a good question for your 
:E&O insurance carrier.  I would think companies like DPIC 
:would have some advice/suggestion for such a situation.
:
:HTH,
:
:Scott
:Ypsilanti, MI
:
:
:On Thu, 10 Jul 2003, Thor Tandy wrote:
:
:> Bill
:>
:> If you do that, you may risk someone else taking the design 
:and using 
:> it, no?  Intellectual property etc.  Also how can you avoid 
:liability 
:> if the design is used by a third (unknown) party, it becomes known 
:> that you did it, and something goes wrong?
:>
:> That, actually, might be a cause to leave your name on it, with a 
:> waiver stating that the drawings are samples only and cannot be used 
:> for any other purpose.  That way none can use them and expose you to 
:> liability, your name as being associated with the project(s) becomes 
:> known, and also it makes it clear that the drawings apply only to a 
:> specific project (incl in waiver?).
:>
:> Thor A. Tandy P.Eng MIPENZ
:> Victoria BC
:> Canada
:> email: vicpeng(--nospam--at)telus.net
:>   ----- Original Message -----
:>   From: Bill Allen
:>   To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
:>   Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2003 7:41 PM
:>   Subject: Calcs on the web! Any worries?
:>
:>
:>   I'm proposing on a project which will serve as a prototype 
:for several
:>   installations. The owner wants to put the prototype drawings and
:>   calculations on their website so that their customers can see the
:>   design. I am told that I can omit my name and my company's 
:name from the
:>   calculations and any drawings I produce. I can also (like 
:the architect)
:>   include any disclaimer language (like "this design probably is not
:>   appropriate for the location you are considering" or 
:something along
:>   those lines).
:>
:>   Should I take the job? The work is with one of my very 
:best clients and
:>   I would hate for him to go to a competitor. Of course, if the R-T-R
:>   (Risk to Reward) ratio is unattractive, then by all means, 
:I don't mind
:>   letting my competitor have the work :o).
:>
:>   Your opinions would be appreciated.
:>
:>   TIA,
:>
:>   T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
:>   V/F (949) 248-8588
:>   San Juan Capistrano, CA
:>
:>
:>
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