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Possibly the new home of the PirateBay
Want to avoid copyright laws completely? Become your own nation

The group of people that run have announced plans to purchase the man-made island called Sealand. The structure sitting out at sea was originally called HM Fort Roughs and was formally a Maunsell Sea Fort off the coast of England. Although Sealand does not have a government that is recognized by any country, the small population that it holds -- roughly ten -- does claim rights to sovereignty.

With that in mind, the owners of plan to move their operation over to Sealand so that they can remain separated by any foreign government jurisdiction. Of course, there's one main reason why this is in the works to begin with, and it all has to do with avoiding copyright laws. According to the group:

With the help of all the kopimists on Internets, we want to buy Sealand. Donate money and you will become a citizien. We’ve set up a forum to discuss how the country is supposed to function. It should be a great place for everybody, with high-speed Internets access, no copyright laws and VIP accounts to The Pirate Bay.

At this point in time, the number of donations are unknown and it is still unknown whether all this will even be possible. Even if the group claims Sealand to be their own, its government body may not be recognized by international treaties and countries. Despite this, the group has a plan: "If we do not get enough money required to buy the micronation of Sealand, we will try to buy another small island somwhere and claim it as our own country (prices start from USD 50 000)."

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RE: Uh oh
By Masterrer on 1/12/2007 3:23:31 PM , Rating: 3

by shaw on January 12, 2007 at 10:10 AM

Oh no! They're trying to create a new Outer Heaven!
George Bush: We're sending you in to dismantle the terrorist members of piratesbay dot org at Sealand. We can't risk sending in more than one person for this mission or an international crisis might happen.
Snake: This should be an easy mission, no problem.
George Bush: There is also a need to stop their deadly weapon as well, Metal Gear Warez.
Snake: Warez?
George Bush: Warez are illegaly distributed programs and MP3s.
Snake: MP3s?
George Bush: Do you remember the Solomon project?
Snake: You mean the project where General Solomon of the United State Marine Core during the Persian Gulf created music for his soilders to listen to? I heard he did it to calm them down from the intensity of the battlefield.
George Bush: Well that's what you've been told. The truth is that General Solomon was recording his psionic messages into a new compressed format of music known as the M usical P ersistence of 3 Powers. Later it was shortened to MP3.
Snake: Gotcha.
George Bush: You have your weapon?
Snake: Yeah. I have my Springfield Armory XD-45 "Sausage Hotpocket" pistol with me.
George Bush: Excellent! Good luck!

Ha ha ha ... %D
Wonder why can't I rate the comments any more, anyway a + for you!

RE: Uh oh
By bovinda on 1/12/2007 4:46:43 PM , Rating: 3
Wonder why can't I rate the comments any more, anyway a + for you!

Yeah, I can't rate any comments either. Did I miss an announcement?

RE: Uh oh
By stromgald on 1/12/2007 7:17:06 PM , Rating: 2
You can't rate comments after you've posted a comment . . .

RE: Uh oh
By MustaineC on 1/12/2007 10:41:02 PM , Rating: 3
No, I can't rate either, even before having posted.

RE: Uh oh
By Sebec on 1/13/2007 4:08:17 PM , Rating: 2
Me too, and it's been this way for about a month.

RE: Uh oh
By pakigang on 1/14/2007 1:04:10 AM , Rating: 1
me three

RE: Uh oh
By tsapiano on 1/14/2007 2:14:28 PM , Rating: 2
Same here.

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