We've all seen the disclosure at the end of TV shows and movies: “The following program is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.” But what does that mean? And why do we need to be told that?
The disclosure is there to protect the creators of the work from being sued for libel or defamation. Just like if you can't tell that the characters in the show aren't real people, then you can't sue the creators for writing about stuff. So, in essence, the disclosure is there to protect us from ourselves.
But that's not all! The disclosure also serves as a great way for me to set expectations for the quality of writing I provide to you, my reader. This can help you enjoy the writing I provide, knowing that I took the time to research so you don't have to.
Plus the FTC tells me I have to.
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