29 Jan '17, 10pm

Who’s Liable for George Hotz’s Self-Driving Software? https://t.co/3OiK5Lnza9

Michael Overly, a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP who works on technology-related agreements such as software licenses, sees another way Hotz could possibly be at risk. He says that while the MIT license and disclaimers protect developers from being held liable by whoever downloads the software, they do not protect him from lawsuits by third parties—people not bound by the terms of the agreement. Overly says that although Hotz has opened up a whole new area and open sourcing the code is a great idea for testing purposes, a third party who suffers an injury or property damage caused by a software malfunction could still sue for negligence—from anywhere in the world.

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/cars-that-think/transportation/s...

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