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Re: Respect for Upstream Authors and Snippets of Interest

Barak Pearlmutter wrote:
But you're allowed to paraphrase anything, so what's your point?

You can even paraphrase non-modifiable essays.  "In an essay RMS
explained that he used to work at ... and then Symbolics ... and he
felt that ... and so he climbed to the mountain top and hacked for
forty days and forty nights without food or water or sleep or wrist
braces, and brought forth to the masses below ..."

Um, have you looked at US copyright cases recently? I guess probably not, since you're not in the US. You have to be very careful these days about changing *everything*, since for instance retaining the "structure" of the essay could be considered a copyright violation.

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