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MrEliasen says

Hi Everyone.

I didn’t give this much thought as it is normally part of just about any terms/disclaimer, but I was unable to find anything related to liability in the terms protecting the authors (or am I blind?).

Say if someone where to purchase a login script. They implement it on their website and it gets used by all their visitors. They then later get hacked because the script was open to eg. an sql injection and their database leaked, where do you stand as the author behind this login script liability wise?

Just about any software/scripts you can download will have a liability section in their terms stating that they will not be liable to any loss/damage caused by using their software/script.

I sent an e-amil to Envato, and this was their response:

“As much as we love our authors we simply can’t give general advice about liability. Depending on where he lives, he might be able to connect with other devs who’ve thought about this, or do some internet research, or find a software lawyer. Sorry we can’t help him!”

So I am not sure if they misunderstood my question?

Thanks.

Ps. Hopefully this will never be an issue for anyone, but you just never know until it is too late.

Pps. Do authors have to include a disclaimer themselves?

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CodingJack says

seems reasonable that Envato might include some “use at your own risk” verbiage during the sign-up process that work take care of this. Especially since this sort of thing can impact both authors and Envato.

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MrEliasen says

My thought exactly, I hope a member of the staff can clarify this.

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KingDog Envato team says

My thought exactly, I hope a member of the staff can clarify this.

I’ll add it to my forum report :)

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MrEliasen says

Fantastic! Much appreciated :)

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