Using real conversations in blogs/articles/songs as fiction

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    Using real conversations in blogs/articles/songs as fiction

    Can i legally write about a famous person's actions (they have done wrong), in parody form?
    I would like to expose the actions of someone in a way that suits me.

    ideally, i was hoping that I could write about everything that was said and done, but replacing names with some sort of pun that makes it half obvious who it is. I want to publicise it as fictional, but as something that could be understood to be real. I'd like it to be so obvious that, if their name was Paul Avanzato, I might call them P. A. Vanzato? Or would I have to play on words even more?

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    I have had the pleasure to meet some wonderful people... however i think they've shoved so much yayo up their nose they think they own the world. I see them as some foolish monarch. one of the people they work with caused me an injury by accident and as a result i've had to quit my job and lost everything i was working toward. This person has acted disgustingly whilst i've been sick. The image they have is one of a progressive, religious and morally sound person. They are actually falling into a different system to the one they criticise in the western world. They are affiliated with very big names and themselves are well-known.

    rather than getting angry i'd like to expose this person in a way that entertains me and others... and I'd like to tarnish their reputation as a result...


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    If what you intend to write about is factually true, then you are allowed to do. Writing about someone in parody form to tarnish their reputation as you are trying to do could be considered libel (defamation) and could get you into legal trouble.
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