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If I tell tragic story - happy ending about distant relative and change names do

  1. brakel2 profile image80
    brakel2posted 6 years ago

    If I tell tragic story - happy ending about distant relative and change names do I need permission?

  2. Hound Cat profile image60
    Hound Catposted 6 years ago

    With having the names changed in the story, you should be fine telling about it.

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    I agree, as long as you do not use their names, I don't think there could be a problem.

  4. Pintoman profile image59
    Pintomanposted 6 years ago

    I don't really know, but I think there could be a problem if the person can point to enough details to say, "That's me, and you owe me." I'm sure there's plenty of lawyers that would jump on it if you made money with the story. If you don't make money with the story, there's not much for a lawyer to go after, and that's their bottom line. Or I suppose a person could sue you for libel if they say it's untrue. I'd ask a lawyer if I were you if think those problems could arise. Or look on legal forums elsewhere, I'm sure it's been asked before.

 
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