Liability and Warranty for Software under German Law - Guide to Limit Your Risk

Submitted by Dr. Thomas Helbing on Sun, 10/20/2013 - 12:30
Providers of IT services are exposed to various liability risks, whether they develop software, are engaged in sales, as application service providers (ASP), as software as a service (SaaS) or other "cloud" providers. The possible extent of liability is easily underestimated. A misconception is very common that liability clauses in the contract allow for substantial reduction of risks. For effective protection, much more is necessary and is also possible. In this guide, you will learn what liability risks exist under German law and you will receive specific recommendations on how you can protect yourself as a German or foreign provider. Legal knowledge is not necessary.