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property rights that are held by the public at large

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This view seeks to break free of the constraints of res communis, which a decade ago Listner (2005) described as "restrictive and suffocating.
Our international legal system seems to have treated water more as res nullius than res communis until now.
Perhaps part of the solution, then, could lie in this kind of redistribution based on the theory that at least the water that evaporates from the high seas is res communis and should be allocated equitably among the peoples of the world.