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This seems to be standard language where the absolving themselves of responsibility in the event your content ends up violating the copyrights of others or laws (as an example)
basically the publisher does not want to be held responsible for any of your potential shortcomings
what I mean is that my book is about poems and it goes on about some forms of abuse by certain people, their names are XXXXX XXXXX it but I show it all in my poems, is that illegal to do when ebook publishing it?
based on that contract?
that's a different question. Your question initial question was to explain the contract language, I'll answer in brief but just so you'll know under the terms of this site you are supposed to post a new question. In general if there is no way to identify the person then it would be unclear how that person may have a claims against you
(BTW this is not about legality or illegality but about potential claims that a person may have against you)
As far as the contract, the publisher of the e-book basically does not want to be responsible in the event (as unlikely as it may be) someone decides to go after you
ok, so then the thing I would need to be concerned about is if the person reads my book, when the content is semi-generalized, and the person doesn't try to file a claim against me
I believe you meant to say DOES try to file a claim
if that's the case, then yes that's is what you would need to be concerned about
what's the average to worst case general scenario?
I'm not sure I understand. The worst is that you will get sued
like do people sue each other over Tweets and Facebook stuff?
some do and some don't. It depends on the parties involved, how badly they were damaged, how much money they have etc.
hmmmm, okay then, i'll risk it then, and try to more generalize if I can. What if it was an autobriograhy?
they can't really sue and win if it really happened, can they?
there are no specific rules to distinguish poems for other forms of writing. If a statement is defamatory then it is.
what about a general statement like:
"I'm a child with a child"
"what do I do" and I shake my head "and now they've changed their life and future"
as noted earlier if the person is not identifiable I'm not sure what would be the basis for a claim
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