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Re: #40 The Case of the MyFace Kidnapper...?
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2015, 07:04:08 PM »
Well, it's been moved to June 2, 2016 now apparently. ;) ;D
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Re: #40 The Case of the MyFace Kidnapper...?
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2015, 06:40:42 PM »
Well, it's been moved to June 2, 2016 now apparently. ;) ;D

LOL! Unbelievable! Hope the story is worth all this waiting! ;) :P
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Re: #40 The Case of the MyFace Kidnapper...?
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2015, 10:50:34 PM »
What kind of a titel is Myface anyway? Should be Facebook!
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« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2015, 11:22:23 PM »
I'm thinking it's meant as a parody of both MySpace and Facebook. (There may have been legal concerns about using a real life entity in the book as well.)
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Re: #40 The Case of the MyFace Kidnapper...?
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2015, 12:01:12 AM »
And yet Fanfic writers can do whatever they want.  ::)
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Re: #40 The Case of the MyFace Kidnapper...?
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2015, 07:42:29 AM »
Fanfiction writers get away with most whatever they want only because copyright holders generally haven't sued over the works since the authors usually are not trying to make a profit on them. But strictly speaking, fanfiction writers really should not even be writing the stories they write using copyrighted characters as they don't have the legal rights to them. Seeing as how this book would have been going for publication, it could be why the author may have chosen to avoid using a real life entity. Archie Comics does this all the time, though they may often have very thinly veiled parodies of real life entities. (The problem you can run into with using real life figures is that if anything can be construed to be as negative comments about them- i.e. slander- that is definitely a very real criminal charge.)
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