[LINK] Cloud Computing Services in Australia?

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Tue Nov 8 10:22:26 AEDT 2011

At 10:03 +1100 8/11/11, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>So what's the legal position if their application, running on your
>machine does not perform as expected or required? Is it your
>responsibility or theirs?

To the extent that a responsibility exists, generally yours.

You may have recourse against them, e.g. you may be able to join them 
as a party in the action, or commence a chained action to claim 

But cloud contracts and Terms of Service are generally written so as 
to exclude all warranties and indemnities other than those imposed by 
law;  and the law continues to be all-but-useless in that regard:
(That's from 1995, but there's never been a sufficient need to update it)


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