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Works of Fiction 

Works of Fiction

Ethical and Legal Considerations

Annette Flanagin

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Works of Fiction

Fictional accounts are not actionable for defamation unless a reasonable reader believes that the story is depicting factual events and can identify the person bringing suit in the story.3-7 Humor, satire, and parody may be exempt from defamation suits as long as they are clearly works of fiction.3,7

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