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  1. Flying Geese

    Flying Geese Contributing Member

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    Disclaimers

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by Flying Geese, Aug 22, 2013.

    When writing the "All persons fictitious" disclaimer, can you use the standard one that you see or is that one copyrighted?

    By standard one, I mean this:

    "This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental."
     
  2. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    it's not copyrighted by any particular person, so you can use it...

    however, displaying that caveat on your copyright page will not necessarily save you from being taken to court, if you've written about non-public figures without their permission, libeled anyone, or plagiarized, etc....
     
  3. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Contributor

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    I agree with @mammamaia, you can use the disclaimer, but it won't save you if you defame people.
     
  4. Flying Geese

    Flying Geese Contributing Member

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    Oh ok well I am good then. Thanks
     

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