R. Star wrote:
The UN can barely manage to enforce policy on Earth.
Hope to God it stays that way.
Somehow I doubt they'd be able to do anything more than wave their fist angrily at anything on Mars.
Less a future problem with the UN, and more one with the courts. Some one, some nation sits out the initial explorationa and utlization of Mars. But when others establish themselves, or makes a big pile of money with a discovery, the one who remained to the side begin to cry out for their "share" of others work and efforts. They could point to the illconsidered treaty in a court challenge.
It the kind of thing that invester would want cleared up prior to investing.
The Space treaty really has to go, no common heritage crap.