I'm working on a new zine series that I'm calling "Animals in Orbit: an exploration in conversation." Basically, the idea is to publish conversations I've collected and to describe how they relate to my life in a meaningful way blah blah blah. What I mean by collecting conversations is saved text messages, letters, emails, AIM conversations....but most importantly, conversations I've recorded with a voice recorder without the knowledge of those involved, besides myself. My question is...is it okay for me to publish the transcripts of these conversations? What would make it okay? Should I contact all involved and let them read what I wish to publish to get their approval? What if I can't get in contact with someone? Is it okay to just change their names? I was only planning on using their first names. I'd love to hear your thoughts and opinions.