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• You will need to get all permissions in writing.

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• Using similar words, or changing the order of a sentence does not mean that it is yours.

• Guess what, just because you give credit to stuff used does not take the place of getting permission to use material.

• All quotes from previously published material should be written exactly as they were in the original source. And if they are long, they most likely requires permissions.
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