Issue No. 04 - July/August (1991 vol. 8)
pp: 94-95, 101
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.1991.10045
<p>The applicability of product-liability law to software is examined, using a hypothetical case to illustrate the difficulties. Product liability is reviewed, and the issue of whether software is a product is explored. The question of what standard of care to use in judging the developer's conduct is considered. Some guidelines for assessing exposure to liability are provided.</p>
product-liability law; software; legislation; professional aspects
"How Liable Are You for Your Software?," in IEEE Software, vol. 8, no. , pp. 94-95, 101, 1991.