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"E. Beade" <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 4 Sep 2006 07:44:17 -0400
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Hi All,

I've unwittingly entered the world of legalese!  I teach a couple of
classes at the museum of a large educational institution (that shall
remain nameless), and they've asked me to sign a consulting
agreement. I've taught for them for 4 years, and had a contract with
them previously which was very minor - I agreed to teach X number of
classes at X dollars per hour... etc. Now they want to make this much
more formal, and have included an indemnification clause in their 5
page contract. For illustration, I generally don't sign contracts
including such clauses, as I feel that my warrantee of my work's
originality, etc. is reasonable and sufficient. For the museum, I
asked them to remove it, and they agreed to consider it, but now say
they feel they need some indemnification, but that I can rewrite it
in a way that I'm more comfortable with. But the more I look at it,
the less interested I am in signing anything with such a clause. Does
anyone have any experience with this, or a policy for themselves
about signing such contracts?

Thanks for any thoughts you may have,