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Though Celtic scribes were actually quite good about recording heathen tales with minimal expurgations, the otherworldly allusions with which the first four tales (or "branches") of the Mabinogion teem seem to pass over the head of their redactors, whom some have viewed as "amateurs of an antiquarian bent .
G enette devotes the bulk of his study on ways in which hypertextual transformations such as self expurgations, excisions, reductions, or amplifications are created out of particular hypotexts.
Such revisions upset, among others, the Directors Guild of America, which filed suit four years ago, arguing that the expurgations violate copyright protections.