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Suppose you have written a novel considered to libel a person

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Suppose you have written a novel considered to libel a person X. It is stored on a fileserver in company Y. You are a consultant (not employee) of company Y. X, who is an employee of Y, without your permission, copies the novel and uses it behind your back to defame you. Is there anything illegal in this?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.
Are you the author and have you commited libel?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

This is a hypothetical question.

Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.

How can the novel defame the author?

Or do you mean it has been take out and used without authors consent to defame someone else?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Relist: Other.
choose another lawyer
Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.

What does that mean?

Your facts dont make sense