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Decompiling: You’re not allowed to submit content that has been decompiled or otherwise reconstructed from another work (even if that work is your own). For example: You cannot decompile a Flash file and reuse it. Unfortunately we are unable to tell the origins of a decompiled file and apply a general rule that if a work looks as though it is decompiled (even if the work from which it is decompiled is your own) we will reject it because of the risk of it being an unauthorised decompilation. If it is your own work you should be able to recreate it.Paragraph
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