Just had a thought this morning that I want to remember.
I was reading a post somewhere talking of the previous opt-in copyright system (in the US?) versus the current opt-out system and how we need to go back to the opt-in system.
Off the top, I agreed with the sentiments. I mean, if you can't be bothered to put a copyright notice on your work, shouldn't it be public domain?
But, my brain can take some odd twists sometimes. While driving to the supermarket to get some milk (the shelves were bare) I had anotehr idea. What if we keep the present opt-out system with a key modification...
Unless otherwise stated, all works are automatically copyrighted under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. Could be GPL for programs.
How would that change things? Would it be better for the average Joe? Or worse?
I need to think some more on this matter. If it would make things better, how can we move in that direction?