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    Mentioning places

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by DaWalrus, Sep 27, 2010.

    I am working on a small piece about a real American city. No names mentioned, but everyone has heard of it, I'm sure.

    For numerous reasons, including authenticity, I need to mention some concrete businesses there. Coffee shops/restaurants, mostly. There's also a very brief mention of a certain powerful dot com. It's definitely not in a negative tone.

    Does any of that spell legal trouble? I know there has been a mention of libel in one of the other recent threads.

    E.g., a rather unorthodox character appears in one of those places.
     
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    As long as it's not libel, there shouldn't be any problem. If it isn't negative in tone, then it won't be libel.
     
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    it's done all the time... just be careful to not be derogatory about any of the real folks and businesses...
     

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