Q: can u use famous people as characters in a fiction book and also use pics of scenes, people without getting permission?
famous people are being used as characters, using their real names, and they have dialogue, relationships, etc. in this book, i.e. a very famous baseball player and a very famous reporter.
A: You need to proceed cautiously, especially if the people you write about are alive. Famous people have the Right of Publicity, meaning the right to exploit their own fame. Definitely work with an attorney before you publish your book.
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