Wilson: Indemnification and Disclosure of Risk
Apr 05, 2005, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Generally speaking, common weaknesses in the indemnity model of
risk management are:
- "Universal IP indemnity may support the bulk litigation of
smaller companies to obtain potentially market-snatching
injunctions, or force up the price of broad settlements under pain
of widespread customer disruption.
- "Universal IP indemnity may in many cases be economically
unsustainable by even the largest software makers, if it were ever
needed. Indemnities offered without a very sharp increase in
software prices should therefore be carefully scrutinised..."