Software Developer Liability Up For Debate In Europe
from the this-again... dept
What's really odd here is the reasoning being given, as one of the commissioners backing the plan claims: "more accountability for software makers, and for companies providing digital services, would lead to greater consumer choice." Really? Increasing liability would increase consumer choice? Somehow I doubt it.
While I can understand the argument that buggy software is bad, and it sucks when people buy something that is less than promised, it's difficult to see what a law can do to fix it. This really does seem like a case where the market is better suited to fix the problem. If you build a buggy product, that is just an opening for someone else to build a better product.