If my name was falsely used in a recent book without my permission, is there anything that I can do?

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If my name was falsely used in a recent book without my permission, is there anything that I can do?

I was falsely quoted without my approval. My name is within this book and my job and what I was doing. I was never asked permission to use my name and would like to know legally if there is anything I can do about it?

Asked on February 21, 2012 under Business Law, Virginia

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If there is a supposed quote by you in a book done without your permission, I suggest that you consult with a business attorney concerning your legal recourse if any. If you are a public figure, there probably is very little that you can do about the book.

If the references to you are true in the book, there probably is not much you can do as well about it. As to the alleged false quotes, you might be able to bring an action for an injunction to stop the sale of the book. The problem I have answering your question is that it is not very detailed as to what the specific problem is.


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