Problem: the text to be translated may be proprietary
Thread poster: Vito Smolej

Vito Smolej
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English to Slovenian
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Feb 9, 2009

and it may have gotten into the agent's hands through illegal means (it is just a gut feeling). Think of blueprints, governmental tests and approvals, issued to the company X, and I as yet have to see what my counterpart Y has to do with X.

How can I ask Y to disclose the source of the information / state how it was obtained and to what purpose the translation without breaking any china?

Thank you in advance


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Laurent KRAULAND  Identity Verified
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French to German
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What do your GT&C say about that? Feb 9, 2009

Mine state that the client:

1) is supposed to have appropriate rights as per having the texts translated;
2) the translator has no obligation whatsoever to check if the requirement mentioned in 1) is met or not.

If my gut feeling tells me that I am dealing with proprietary texts I should not translate because I might get in trouble, I just don't accept the job.

Laurent K.

[Edited at 2009-02-09 20:45 GMT]

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