Student Handbook

Character Names, Addresses, Phone Numbers, License Plates

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Where the work is fictional, in part or in whole, the names of all characters must be fictional. There are obviously very many people named John Smith, but you have to make sure there is no one named John Smith, who matches your character in age, ethnicity, address, occupation, etc.

You cannot use real phone numbers or addresses in your fictional work. That would be considered an invasion of privacy. The telephone numbers 555-0100 to 555-0199 will never be assigned to any individual or business and are often used in films and television.

Prop houses have phony licenses plates for rent so no one can claim you used their license without permission.