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“[…]copyright assures authors the right to their original expression, but encourages others to build freely upon the ideas and information conveyed by a work.”
– Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Feist Publications, Inc. vs. Rural Telephone Service Co., 499 US 340, 349 (1991).