As I said, I'm sure you had the best of intentions and you may certainly ask hanzo if it is OK for you to do the crops. I'm writing this out for everyone's benefit. We have many new and old members who may not always keep up with the "rules of the road" here on mu-43.comRegarding copyright:
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