Wanted: IBM AS/400 in NY for a film

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Thu Jul 30 12:06:00 CDT 2015

    > From: Evan Koblentz

    > we always require a signed contract with strict rules about how our
    > artifacts can/can't be used by renters.

I hope the contract includes a very sizeable 'liquidated damages' clause
which comes into force when the artifact is significantly damaged (i.e.
scraped paint, scratches, etc don't count) or destroyed; that number should
be 5-10 times its assessed value.

That would be to stop people like the film crew we heard of who borrowed
something, deliberately destroyed it as part of a scene, and them calmly paid
the lender the assessed value. If they're looking at having to pay a _ton_ of
money if they pull that stunt, they're less likely to.


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