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darloboy641

Currently got one on the boil with several UK TV names initially then focusing on two, the main character and target. Is it allowed?

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@darloboy641

Currently got one on the boil with several UK TV names initially then focusing on two, the main character and target. Is it allowed?


The site has no rules against it.

However, in having real people, particularly real famous people in a fictional story you run the risk of being sued by the real person portrayed in the story if it comes to their attention.

This is particularly risky in a porn story that has the real person performing acts that are legally/morally frowned on.

There are a number of grounds on which you could be sued.

Some jurisdictions give celebrities/public figures proprietary rights to their name/image.

Defamation (slander/libel) is another possibility.

A UK actor could sue you in the UK, in Canada (where SOL is hosted), or in your local jurisdiction, where ever that is.

Now, odds are that you wouldn't be sued, because the person never becomes aware of the story or decides that suing risks bringing even more attention to the story, but that is a risk you have to decide to take or not for yourself.

Replies:   darloboy641
darloboy641

@Dominions Son

Thanks good point and worth the risk? NO. I'll change the names to similar sounding

Crumbly Writer

It's generally safe to mention celebrities as long as you don't include anything derogatory (like they cheat on their spouse with young boys). Thus even if you publish, you can mention celebrities in passing, much the same as you might have a character stop by a local Starbucks. Similarly, there's no problem with saying "she looked like ..." for whatever reasons.

You've got more leeway with someone deceased, as there's no longer anyone to file suit (families have more limited options), thus there a LOTs of published books mentioning JFK screwing various fictional (and real) people.

No telling what'll happen if you write one about a certain new president with exceptionally small hands. He seems particularly vindictive and not overly concerned with the rule of law.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Crumbly Writer


No telling what'll happen if you write one about a certain new president with exceptionally small hands. He seems particularly vindictive and not overly concerned with the rule of law.


Which puts him on par with the last 3 before him.

Replies:   Grant  Crumbly Writer
Grant

@Ernest Bywater

Which puts him on par with the last 3 before him.

Not even close.
Trump is a sociopath & is in a league all of his own.

Crumbly Writer

@Ernest Bywater

Which puts him on par with the last 3 before him.

They may have been vindictive, but they understood the limits of their power, the law, and understood the stipulations of the Constitution. Our current Poopus (misspelling intended) doesn't seem to care whether his actions are lawful or not.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Crumbly Writer

they understood the limits of their power, the law, and understood the stipulations of the Constitution.


Yeah, Like Bill lying to Congress and the public - hmm, just for a starter.

darloboy641

You're off topic folks but thanks. Have changed all names slightly.

Replies:   Grant
Grant

@darloboy641

You're off topic folks

It's the internet.
Going off topic is a requirement for using it.

Replies:   Ross at Play
Ross at Play

@Grant

Going off topic is a requirement for using it.

Going off topic??? What does he think this is???
This thread remained on topic until almost the end of the third reply ... It almost broke the record!!!

Replies:   Wheezer
Wheezer

@Ross at Play

Going off topic??? What does he think this is???

This thread remained on topic until almost the end of the third reply ... It almost broke the record!!!


It's still on topic - sort of. Nobody is arguing about pizza yet.

Dominions Son

@Wheezer

It's still on topic - sort of. Nobody is arguing about pizza yet.


I hate pizza.

Replies:   REP
darloboy641

Aw fuck it

Not_a_ID

@Wheezer

Nobody is arguing about pizza yet.


So what if an Author has a celebrity show up on scene while bringing pizza? Should they be mindful of the types of pizza the celebrity brings?

sejintenej

@Wheezer

Going off topic??? What does he think this is???

This thread remained on topic until almost the end of the third reply ... It almost broke the record!!!

It's still on topic - sort of. Nobody is arguing about pizza yet.

I never heard of a bit of pizza rotating at 33 or 45 rpm and spitting out muzak.

Oh, and Demon Local had two strict rules; threads had to go off topic by reply n°2 and if a certain Mr Hilter's name was properly spelt the thread went dead

REP

@Dominions Son

I hate pizza.


I'm enjoying several slices right now.

Replies:   Not_a_ID  sejintenej
Not_a_ID

@REP

I'm enjoying several slices right now.


I'll remember to eat a Pizza in your honor next chance I get.

sejintenej

@REP

REP @Dominions Son

I hate pizza.

I'm enjoying several slices right now.


Working with lawyers in Rome, one evening we had full sized pizzas - two each (when I gave up) and then they had a third and fourth each! Went back a few months ago and at that same restaurant one pizza was enough; being old is cheaper! I can live with them but I am not a fan, even of Italian ones.

Replies:   REP
REP

@sejintenej

even of Italian ones


What constitutes a Pizza varies dramatically in different areas of the world. The ones I ate in Germany were nothing like what we have in the US.

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