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From Scarlett Johansson to Tony Blair to the Queen: the noble tradition of writing real people into novels

The Guardian - John Mullan

Scarlett Johansson is suing a French writer for 'exploiting her name' in his novel about a woman who looks just like her. But there's a long and (mostly) honourable tradition of putting real people in fictional works Does a person own the copyright on themselves? The actor Scarlett Johansson would …

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