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Re: what to do about plagiarizing
Here is an excerpt from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (1998)
I think it became part of Title 17, Chapter 12 of United States Code.
Note that the name of the author is part of "copyright management
information". Note that if a license permits removal of certain
"copyright management information" then this may be done since it is
done with "the authority of the copyright owner". For example if the
license did not require it the be licensed under the same license,
then one could remove the old license ("terms and conditions") and
substitute a new one. Permission to modify would imply permission
to change the title if the modification was such that a new title was
1202. Integrity of copyright management information
(b) Removal or Alteration of Copyright Management Information.--No
person shall, without the authority of the copyright owner or the law--
(1) intentionally remove or alter any copyright management
(2) distribute or import for distribution copyright management
information knowing that the copyright management information has been
removed or altered without authority of the copyright owner or the law,
(3) distribute, import for distribution, or publicly perform
works, copies of works, or phonorecords, knowing that copyright
management information has been removed or altered without
authority of the copyright owner or the law, knowing, or, with
respect to civil remedies under section 1203, having reasonable
grounds to know, that it will induce, enable, facilitate, or
conceal an infringement of any right under this title.
(c) Definition.--As used in this section, the term `copyright
management information' means any of the following information conveyed
in connection with copies or phonorecords of a work or performances or
displays of a work, including in digital form, except that such term
does not include any personally identifying information about a user of
a work or of a copy, phonorecord, performance, or display of a work:
(1) The title and other information identifying the work,
including the information set forth on a notice of copyright.
(2) The name of, and other identifying information about, the
author of a work.
(3) The name of, and other identifying information about, the
copyright owner of the work, including the information set forth in a
notice of copyright.
(4) With the exception of public performances of works by radio
and television broadcast stations, the name of, and other identifying
information about, a performer whose performance is fixed in a work
other than an audiovisual work.
(5) With the exception of public performances of works by radio
and television broadcast stations, in the case of an audiovisual work,
the name of, and other identifying information about, a writer,
performer, or director who is credited in the audiovisual work.
(6) Terms and conditions for use of the work.
(7) Identifying numbers or symbols referring to such information
or links to such information.
(8) Such other information as the Register of Copyrights may
prescribe by regulation, except that the Register of Copyrights may not
require the provision of any information concerning the user of a
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