Truth is always stranger than fiction, but fiction always has at least a thread of truth.Why do authors include the disclaimer that any likeness to any person living or dead is purely coincidental? If an author uses people from their past, and they are not harming them, or being defamatory, (especially if deceased), would it be a legal requirement to use the disclaimer anyway?
The disclaimer is not legal protection for the author, not in the UK, anyway. You can, I believe, say what you like about the dead.
Thank you for your answer.
I make it a habit when basing fictional characters on deceased friends or relatives to only use those who have no living descendants. ;D
Thank you for your answer. It has left me with a lot to ponder. :0)
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