Software plus law equals bugs galore!

Ruth Atkins


This article suggests that lawyers can make an effective contribution to reducing the scale and extent of software failures witnessed in recent years. It identifies the unique characteristics of software which distinguish it in a contractual context and from drawing particular attention to the area of bugs and defects, the position is advanced that there is an undeniable need for the special nature of software to be recognised, respected and accommodated within our legal framework. 

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