6.5 Limiting liability
Even though there are doubts about the applicability to software of negligence laws, suppliers do often attempt to limit their liability through clauses in their contracts of supply. These clauses may themselves be unlawful and thus void, but it would be unwise to rely on this when accepting such exclusion clauses. Case Study 6 presents an example of how a company might limit its liability through the use of an exclusion clause.
Case study 6: Example of a liability exclusion clause from a website
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