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Encyclopedia > All persons fictitious disclaimer

An All persons fictitious disclaimer is an disclaimer in which a work of fictional media states that all people out of it are completely fictitious. It often looks something like the following: This is a page discussing the concept of a disclaimer. ...


All persons appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real people, living and dead, is entirely coincidental.


This will be to avoid the possibility of legal action for libel. If an person believes this she and she is portrayed in a fictitious work (either under their real name and an made-up name) or is done so unflatteringly, this person might feel it an unfair jab at themselves or sue. This article is about law in society. ... In English and American law, and systems based on them, libel and slander are two forms of defamation (or defamation of character), which is the tort or delict of making a false statement of fact that injures someones reputation. ...


The wording of this particular disclaimer differs from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, or in particular from country to country, as does its effectiveness. The term jurisdiction has more than one sense. ...

The disclaimer from South Park.

If it is clearly false, that will be if the resemblance is clearly no coincidence despite the disclaimer, it might have no effect whatsoever. On the other hand, if it is clearly true, then presumably again it would have no effect, as there will be then no suggestion of libel to defend. This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... South Park is a comedy animated series created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker. ...


It is also possible for the disclaimer to be used as an total or blatant joke. This will be so at the beginning of each episode of South Park, which says this "all celebrity voices are impersonated...poorly". In the third Riverworld novel, The Dark Design, author Phillip Jose Farmer says this "you may not be mentioned, but you're here". In the film An American Werewolf in London, the disclaimer refers to "persons living, dead or undead". The TV series Red Dwarf contained an episode with a news report saying an ancient scroll had been found containing such a disclaimer for the Bible. South Park is a comedy animated series created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker. ... Riverworld is a fictional universe and the setting for a series of science fiction books written by Philip José Farmer. ... The Dark Design is the third in the series of Riverworld books by Phillip Jose Farmer. ... Philip José Farmer (born January 26, 1918) is an American author, principally known for his science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories. ... Film poster for An American Werewolf in London An American Werewolf in London is a horror film released in 1981, written and directed by John Landis. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Red Dwarf is a British science fiction comedy, created and originally written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor. ... A Bible handwritten in Latin, on display in Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. ...


In Britain in 1908, the Sunday Chronicle published an article by a humourist about Dieppe Motor Week which included the remark "There is Artemus Jones with a woman who is not his wife, who must be, you know ... the other thing", going on to describe this Artemus Jones as a churchwarden from Peckham. Thomas Artemus Jones (1871-1943), a barrister from North Wales who had contributed to the newspaper, sued for libel, and in 1910 won damages from the newspaper on the grounds that the article could be said to refer to him. 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Dieppe is the name of several places and events: Dieppe, France (pop. ... A Churchwarden is a lay official in an Anglican parish. ... Peckham is a place in the London Borough of Southwark about a mile east of Camberwell and a mile west of New Cross. ... Barristers: traditional dress. ... In English and American law, and systems based on them, libel and slander are two forms of defamation (or defamation of character), which is the tort or delict of making a false statement of fact that injures someones reputation. ... 1910 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


References

  • Hulton v Jones [1910] AC 20

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Convention Providing a Uniform Law For Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes (Geneva, 1930) The League of Nations (6219 words)
Persons sued on a bill of exchange cannot set up against the holder defences founded on their personal relations with the drawer or with previous holders, unless the holder, in acquiring the bill, has knowingly acted to the detriment of the debtor.
Every person having the right of recourse may, in the absence of agreement to the contrary, reimburse himself by means of a fresh bill (redraft) to be drawn at sight on one of the parties liable to him and payable at the domicile of that party.
Facts which are purely personal to the holder or to the person whom he has entrusted with the presentment of the bill or drawing up of the bill or drawing up of the protest are not deemed to constitute cases of vis major.
NodeWorks - Encyclopedia: All persons fictitious disclaimer (380 words)
An All persons fictitious disclaimer is an disclaimer in which a work of fictional media states that all people out of it are completely fictitious.
If an person believes this she and she is portrayed in a fictitious work (either under their real name and an made-up name) or is done so unflatteringly, this person might feel it an unfair jab at themselves or sue.
The wording of this particular disclaimer differs from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, or in particular from country to country, as does its effectiveness.
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