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[[User:Mercury_merlin/A modest proposal#Common domain|Common domain]] is essentially the existing concept of  [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain Public domain], except that I propose going with the idea of inalienable [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_rights moral rights], such as attribution, as in continental Europe, and then extending that to also allow an author to assert perpetual Share-Alike in a Creative Commons sense if desired.
 
[[User:Mercury_merlin/A modest proposal#Common domain|Common domain]] is essentially the existing concept of  [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain Public domain], except that I propose going with the idea of inalienable [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_rights moral rights], such as attribution, as in continental Europe, and then extending that to also allow an author to assert perpetual Share-Alike in a Creative Commons sense if desired.
  
The attribution requirement, especially if made strict, as by the [[User:Mercury_merlin/A modest proposal#Plagiarism|Plagiarism]] section, could become onerous for some content as multiple derivations are created, and that might need to be addressed.
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The attribution requirement, especially if made strict, as by the [[User:Mercury_merlin/A modest proposal#Plagiarism|Plagiarism]] could become onerous for some content as multiple derivations are created, and that might need to be addressed.
  
The Share-alike option goes further than conventional moral rights for authors, and is intended to allow an author the option to make content permanently Free in a Free Content/Free Software sense under these proposals. Present-day copyleft already allows this, in effect, thanks to copyright law which is effectively permanent, but since subsequent sections propose to greatly limit the duration of monopoly on copying this is necessary if the possibility of permanently Free content (whether Linux, Wikipedia, or anything else) is to be maintained.  
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The Share-alike option goes further, and is intended to still allow an author the option to make content permanently Free in a Free Content/Free Software sense. Present-day copyleft already allows this, thanks to copyright law which is effectively permanent, but since subsequent sections propose to greatly limit the duration of monopoly on copying this is necessary if the possibility of permanently Free content (whether Linux, Wikipedia, or anything else) is to be maintained.  
  
 
Also, making the option of share-alike an inalienable author's right allows it to be used in subsequent sections as a limitation on the ownership of content by publishers, as will be described under that section.
 
Also, making the option of share-alike an inalienable author's right allows it to be used in subsequent sections as a limitation on the ownership of content by publishers, as will be described under that section.

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