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    Help me with a sentence

    Hello. I am not sure, what this sentence means. It was asked about copyrights of the book because I want to translate some extracts from the book and publish them in a non-profitmaking periodical. The publisher answered me like this:

    As long as you give the full credit to the author and the publisher, you are hereby granted permission.

    Can you help me with the exact meaning?

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    Re: Help me with a sentence

    Suggestion for a better title: Give the full credit (as that is probably the bit you didn't understand).

    'If you clearly name the author and publisher you may go ahead and translate extracts from the book.'

    Rover

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    Re: Help me with a sentence

    Thanks. I didn't understand the phrase. May you also tell me about ''hereby"? I guess it's American English.

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    Re: Help me with a sentence

    If the publisher you mention is the publisher of the book you wish to translate extracts from, then s/he has given you permission to do so, on condition that you give some acknowlegement such as, "We thank the author and publisher for permission to print translations of extracts from The New Curiosity Shop by James Postule, published by Shortman and Grey Ltd".

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    Re: Help me with a sentence

    'Hereby' is international English meaning 'with this document'.

    '...you are hereby granted permission' means 'this letter says you can do it'.

    Rover

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    #6

    Re: Help me with a sentence

    I'll pubish the extracts in my native language. In which language should I write the acknowledgement?

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    Re: Help me with a sentence

    Both.

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