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Which brings up two questions:

1) If some work by A is copied/plagiarized by B, and C copies/plagiarizes what B presents (without any source indicated), does then B have a moral/legal right to complain about plagiarism?

2) How similar/identical must the copy be in order to be plagiarism?

"First we will play a few guitar chords in an arpeggio style, which are owned by Randy California, and then we switch over to a tune by Led Zeppelin".
If you say nothing, but play the arpeggios only, who are you then plagiarizing? If you play the same chord sequence non-arpeggio, are you then plagiarizing? ... And so on.

You run into quite similar issues with litterature: At what point does an author gain the right to the plot of a novel? Boy-meets-girl-and-falls-in-love, Boy-and-girl-argue-and-break-up, Boy-and-girl-understand-that-they-need-another-and-come-together-again ... You can't copyright that plot. You can copyright a book using that plot, but how deep in details does the copyright extend?

Software raises the same problems. If I find some code on a FOSS site, adapt it from C to C#, translate comments and variable names from French to English and reformat the code ... At what stage am I no longer bound by whatever style of FOSS license the code was published under? (Saying that "the license tells you what you can do" is evading the problem: It just treats the plain issues, not the borderline cases.)
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