How do fees work when opening and closing Lightning channels, or when making payments? Can payments on the Lightning Network be censored by nodes?

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MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition:

Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN:

THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1:

THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2:

Translations of THE INTERNET OF MONEY:
Spanish, 'Internet del Dinero' (v1) –
French, 'L'internet de l'argent' (v1) –
Russian, 'Интернет денег' (v1) –
Vietnamese, 'Internet Của Tiền Tệ' (v1) –

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