British Comedy Guide

Ok to write about people without permission?

Avatar

Loopey

  • Saturday 16th April 2016, 6:35pm
  • Fairyland, England
  • 2,633 posts

Is it ok to include stories and pics of other people in a factual book without permission?

AvatarBCG Supporter

beaky

  • Saturday 16th April 2016, 6:46pm
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,701 posts

It doesn't sound a very good idea. If someone objected, they'd probably have to withdraw the book.

Avatar

Loopey

  • Saturday 16th April 2016, 7:32pm
  • Fairyland, England
  • 2,633 posts

A 'friend' has included some stories about me and my OH in his latest book. Nothing defamatory, a bit exaggerated but fairly lighthearted. There are a few pics too. I'm not sure how I feel about it, probably just a bit miffed that he didn't tell us.

Avatar

Paul Wimsett

  • Saturday 16th April 2016, 9:02pm [Edited]
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,379 posts

It is good manners to tell you, unless you are uncontactable. I don't know if you can legally stop a publication, unless it is defamatory. (That is, not true.)

Avatar

Loopey

  • Saturday 16th April 2016, 10:07pm
  • Fairyland, England
  • 2,633 posts
Quote: Paul Wimsett @ 16th April 2016, 9:02 PM BST

It is good manners to tell you, unless you are uncontactable. I don't know if you can legally stop a publication, unless it is defamatory. (That is, not true)

He could easily have contacted us. I think you have hit the nail on the head, he ought to have told us out of courtesy at least.

AvatarBCG Supporter

beaky

  • Sunday 17th April 2016, 9:27am
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,701 posts

What's OH?

Avatar

Loopey

  • Sunday 17th April 2016, 11:26am
  • Fairyland, England
  • 2,633 posts
Quote: beaky @ 17th April 2016, 9:27 AM BST

What's OH?

Other half/partner

Avatar

Paul Wimsett

  • Sunday 17th April 2016, 3:07pm [Edited]
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,379 posts

Beaky's knowledge of acronyms dries up after NORWICH.

Avatar

Lazzard

  • Sunday 17th April 2016, 3:24pm
  • Ludlow, England
  • 4,637 posts

I think the author's on pretty dodgy ground with the pictures.
Depends how cross you are.

Avatar

Loopey

  • Sunday 17th April 2016, 5:05pm
  • Fairyland, England
  • 2,633 posts
Quote: Lazzard @ 17th April 2016, 3:24 PM BST

I think the author's on pretty dodgy ground with the pictures.
Depends how cross you are.

I feel I ought to say something to him about it but no idea what. I'm not exactly cross; I think perhaps disappointed that he didn't talk to me first and surprised that I found out about it via his facebook page and website. We have known each other for over 30 years.

I think this might be an agony aunt question rather than a technical one!

AvatarBCG Supporter

Chappers

  • Sunday 17th April 2016, 5:20pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,923 posts

Maybe that's the thing. just say you're disappointed. Are you mentioned specifically or just in passing? (Do I know him?)

AvatarBCG Supporter

beaky

  • Sunday 17th April 2016, 5:50pm
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,701 posts

Perhaps a superinjunction's the answer.
What's NORWICH?

AvatarBCG Supporter

Will Cam

  • Sunday 17th April 2016, 7:19pm
  • England
  • 7,971 posts

Oh my God Loopey! You're not the Celebrity in that threesome scandal are you!!!!!

AvatarBCG Supporter

Chappers

  • Sunday 17th April 2016, 9:41pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,923 posts
Quote: beaky @ 17th April 2016, 5:50 PM BST

Perhaps a superinjunction's the answer.
What's NORWICH?

Well really it should be KORWICH.

Quote: Will Cam @ 17th April 2016, 7:19 PM BST

Oh my God Loopey! You're not the Celebrity in that threesome scandal are you!!!!!

;)

Avatar

Loopey

  • Sunday 17th April 2016, 10:14pm
  • Fairyland, England
  • 2,633 posts
Quote: Chappers @ 17th April 2016, 5:20 PM BST

Maybe that's the thing. just say you're disappointed. Are you mentioned specifically or just in passing? (Do I know him?)

Specifically and so is my OH. You don't know the author.
Perhaps you are right and I should tell him I am disappointed.

Quote: Will Cam @ 17th April 2016, 7:19 PM BST

Oh my God Loopey! You're not the Celebrity in that threesome scandal are you!!!!!

Worse than that, there were more than three of us and did involve me undressing someone. :$