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Re: license for TLG on the Web

Hi Bonnie,

We have experienced a similar impasse over a liability clause with
Butterworths Online. We have suggested alternate wording but the company
refuse to budge. I was given the Sales and Marketing Director as the
contact who said it is a "commercial" decision not a "legal" one!! I
wonder how it can be "commercial" if it means we can't buy their product.
The only strategy I have come up with is to go above the Marketing
Director, I waiting for my sources to give me a contact name and address.

I wonder if they realise how out of step they are with other more
reasonable publishers.

Good Luck and keep us posted.

Gail James
Serials Librarian
Deakin University Library
Geelong Waterfront Campus
Geelong   Victoria      3217
Telephone : +61 03 5227 8238
Fax : +61 03 5227 8000
Email : gailo@deakin.edu.au

At 06:29 PM 27/11/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>I have just started working with our license for the Thesaurus Linguae
>Graecae on the Web to discover that they have both an indemnity clause and
>a clause specifying adjudication under the laws of California. For us as a
>state institution, both are deal breakers. The TLG staff inform me that
>their legal counsel at California-Irvine say that they can't change either
>Is this a total impasse or has someone worked this out to the satisfaction
>of a state university office of legal counsel? I'm going to have some
>pretty irate Classics faculty on my hands. Bonnie Cox
>Bonnie Jean Cox
>Electronic Resources/Licensing
>University of Kentucky Libraries