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The Implications for Copyright (1982) which said, [E]ven within the field of fact works, there are gradations as to the relative proportion of fact and fancy. Paraphrasing without permission may be seen as violating moral rights. C|copyright policies]] require that the content we take from non-free sources, aside from brief and clearly marked quotations, be rewritten from scratch. There are other passages that similarly free paraphrasing follow quite closely.

For details, see dynamic and formal equivalence. Eliot from Shakespeare, Whitman and Baudelaire, all in ways that would infringe todays bloated copyright.[3] Paraphrase may apply to music as well as to writing.

Although facts are not subject to copyright, a selection or arrangement of facts may be considered creative and therefore protected. They might therefore decide not to buy a collection of the original letters.

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