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    Hi Folks,

    Is anyone aware of such implications.
    I know that most of the time any advice is given in good faith and to the best knowledge of the poster.
    Sometimes though anyone could get it wrong and if the advice is taken from the thread starter and if for argument's sake results in a loss of data or revenue, is there any legal comeback on the poster?
    I've seen in some profiles that people put a mini disclaimer as a signature to state that any advice is given As-is.
    Any opinions on that?

    Ta
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    Re: Legal implications of forum posts

    There is a disclaimer on most sites
    This site has http://www.petri.com/disclaimer

    Indemnification

    You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Petri.co.il by Daniel Petri, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers and any third party information providers to the Service from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of this Agreement (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the Service.


    "OP" emptor maybe?
    cheers
    Andy

    Please read this before you post:


    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    • #3
      Re: Legal implications of forum posts

      Cheers Andy,

      I just couldn't see it in there where the usual forum poster fits in.
      Is it "third party information providers to the Service" by any chance??

      "OP" emptor maybe?
      Yeah, that's a good one.
      .... I was thinking something like:

      "Ad usum proprium"
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      • #4
        Re: Legal implications of forum posts

        That's certainly the way I read it yes.


        Hmm, maybe it should be Caveat "OP" instead?
        Depends how you want to read it I guess?

        OP beware or OP is the buyer so be it on his/her head?
        cheers
        Andy

        Please read this before you post:


        Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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        • #5
          Re: Legal implications of forum posts

          Originally posted by L4ndy View Post
          a loss of data or revenue, is there any legal comeback on the poster?
          I guess it depends on the jurisdiction one acts in. Often it doesn't help that poster lives in another a country. I'd guess that if one could prove the advice was given with malicious intent, one might be able to get compensation. Proving the intent would be hard.

          -vP

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          • #6
            Re: Legal implications of forum posts

            Who gave you the wrong information and how much did it cost you?

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            • #7
              Re: Legal implications of forum posts

              He's talking hypothetically.

              Ultimately it's up to everyone to do their homework and not to blindly trust one random moniker over the other ones out there.

              Caveat emptor.
              ** Remember to give credit where credit is due and leave reputation points where appropriate **

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