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You might want to consider another aspect of identical names, aside from the legal aspect. Confusion. You want it to be as easy as possible for people to speak about your book, and Macey, without having to go through which exact character they're speaking about. "Oh - Macey McHenry from the Gallagher Girls?" "No, a different one, from [insert ...


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A person does not have a copyright on his or her own life. Anyone may write a biography of a person, or a story about that person, whether aimed at an adult audience or at any other age group, and no permission from the subject is required. If the story is about a living artist, and you want to illustrate it with pictures by that artist, those pictures are ...


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