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Copyright issues?[edit]

In the references of this article, it states: "This entry is a slightly edited version of the introduction to Nairatmya in Miranda Eberle Shaw's Buddhist Goddesses of India. Princeton University Press. 2006. p. 387. ISBN 978-0-691-12758-3." I checked the book Buddhist Goddesses of India, pp. 387-402, and this appears to be true.

For example, the first sentence of the third paragraph of this article, starting with "Nairātmyā's body is blue . . ." is word for word identical to the book (p. 387) without quotation marks or a reference. The rest of this article's third paragraph are indeed almost word for word lifted from the book without quotation marks or proper referencing, even though there is a note of this at the bottom of the page in the reference section.

My sense is that this is a copyright issue. And as a result, the entry needs to be rewritten. Since I'm so new to editing, I don't know how to handle this, or what the process is. Any comments, thoughts, suggestions? Thanks folks. Best, AD64 (talk) 02:53, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

Copyright problem removed[edit]

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Thank you Justlettersandnumbers. I appreciate you taking care of this and for adding additional citations. I'll put this on my list of articles of improve. Best, AD64 (talk) 18:20, 17 May 2016 (UTC)