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If you are re-writing it and it is then your own work then that is fine
What you can not do is just copy it.
So if it you are just taking what they have written and re-write it yourself so it becomes your own work - then that is acceptable.
In those circumstances the chances of being sued are somewhat slim
What about what I say about the celebrity could they say it is libel
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
yes i know the magazine won't sue me, what about the celebrity I am writing about?
Well it depends libel - if what you are saying is untrue then maybe.
A celebrity will only sue you if you say things that are not true, for example Brad Pitt stole a loaf of bread from Tesco
even if i am quoting a magazine, not my own opinion
Because you are NOT quoting a magazine for copyright reasons.
Tricky then because I don't know whether what the magazine is reporting is true or not
Well that is the risk you take of course.
I can only tell you what the law is
If I state that I do not know if what i have read is true, but if it were true this is my opinion would that work?
Not if it is published and it is untrue
Otherwise people could say anything about anyone
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