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    Infringement

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by RedRaven, Mar 4, 2011.

    I have a quick question..
    I've work in a quiet extraordinary place, not workwise, but peoplewise and am toying with the idea of writing a novel of it, but I wonder to which extent I can safely base my story onto reality (names and places will be changed of course).

    And if there are measures I need to take into consideration, if I don't want to be overshadowed by law suits.. :)

    Thanks for any advice!
     
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    it's done all the time... and has nothing to do with 'infringement' but can lead to being sued for libel and invasion of privacy and defamation of character, etc., if the company and people you write about can be recognized...

    so, the way to avoid that is to change names, descriptions, locations, etc. enough that no one can tell who and what you're writing about... it could help to use a pen name, too, so the connection can't be made by those who know you...
     
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