public domain question
zotz at 100jamz.com
Tue Feb 1 16:49:00 EST 2005
On Tuesday 01 February 2005 04:14 pm, Greg London wrote:
> drew Roberts said:
> > What if we push for a change in the copyright law? Something like this:
> > " Unless otherwise stated, all works are automatically copyrighted under
> > a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license."
> why not Public Domain instead of CC-BY-SA?
We had that and it was changed.
> Copyright is meant to promote the progress of the arts and sciences
> by allowing people to create new proprietary forks, get the exclusive
> rights to those works, and make some money to pay for the time/energy
> they used to create the work in the first place (plus some profit margin).
> This part of the system isn't broken.
It is broken because right now the default is all rights reserved, not public
> defaulting everything to share-alike, first of all, will have a lot
> of overhead due to the attribution requirements. Second of all,
> it prevents proprietary forks and disables the entire system meant
> to promote science and arts.
True, I would prefer CC-SA, but I think that is actually no longer an option.
IIRC, there is some language to apply to have this result though.
> The part that is broken in the system is the rights and durations.
> Fix that, and you'll fix a LOT of problems.
Default to all rights reserved is broken. Default to CC-SA or CC-BY-SA is way
less broken and perhaps even better then default public domain.
If better, why, if worse, why?
I certainly agree that the duration is a big problem. Who is pushing for
longer durations? Would they continue to push for longer durations if default
was CC-SA? If default was public domain?
all the best,
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