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I've been working with a project lately involving the usage of live2d. live2d, however, is licensed under GPLv3, so in my understanding I must include the GPLv3 licence file in my repository.

However, the file is very large in size—to wit, 35kb. This is takes even more storage than my code... So, can I get rid of the license file, whilst making sure I have declared it in my package.json like "license": "GPLv3",?

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You must keep the whole license. Quoting from Section 4, "Conveying Verbatim Copies" of the GPL:

You may convey verbatim copies of the Program's source code as you receive it, in any medium, provided that you [...] give all recipients a copy of this License along with the Program.

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