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I'm not a lawyer, so I'm not sure how to deal with the intellectual property of this Generic Catholic Election Platform. Nevertheless, some things do seem clear to me:

- Whatever intellectual property (IP) protection scheme is used for this Platform, it's not the same as the one used everywhere else on this web site.

- I want everybody to be able to contribute to this Platform, with no fear of having their hard work stolen, or disfigured, or commercialized, etc.

- I want this Platform to be used by as many political parties as possible.

- I don't want any corrupt politician or party copying this material and screwing it up.

- Even assuming that only nice and honest people copy this material, I don't want a zillion half-baked copies floating out there. I want there to be a "central" copy, that is constantly improved with everybody's contributions, and therefore that everybody can profit from.

That being said, for the time being the least bad solution I've found is a Creative Commons License:

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Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada

You are free:

to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work

Under the following conditions:

By Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor.

Non-Commercial Noncommercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes.

No Derivatives No Derivative Works. You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.

For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the licence terms of this work.

Any of these conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.

Your fair dealing and other rights are in no way affected by the above.

This is a human-readable summary of the Legal Code (the full licence).

Note: All the logos, licenses and other material from Creative Commons are reproduced here only to avoid excess traffic on their server. The official version is of course not this local one.

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