public domain question
ml at creativecommons.org
Tue Feb 1 17:36:55 EST 2005
drew Roberts wrote:
> On Tuesday 01 February 2005 04:14 pm, Greg London wrote:
>>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.
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/sa/1.0/ still exists and always
will. You can use it if you want.
However, you're talking about changing copyright law, a huge task
compared to releasing CC-SA 5.0 or whatever. I don't think it makes any
sense to constrain your thinking about potential default copyright rules
to licenses that may be chosen directly from
Also, you should know that changing copyright law is very explicitly
outside of the scope of Creative Commons. This is probably not the best
forum for discussion of changing copyright defaults.
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