from e-limbo* we say: more much better a little island than a concret pile ¡!¡!¡!
Posted: 18 Jan 2007 02:20 PM CST
Prince Michael, also known as Michael Bates, said the following about the activities of the popular BitTorrent tracker. "It's theft of proprietary rights, it doesn't suit us at all. In fact, I've written a book and Hollywood is making a movie out of it, so it would go right against the grain to go into the filesharing thing."
Sealand is currently prized at 750 million euros, which equals nearly one billion US dollars, a sum of money that would be impossible for The Pirate Bay to raise anyway. Prince Michael said that maybe some wealthy Russian, who doesn't want to have a radioactive isotope dropped in his cornflakes when he's not looking, might be a potential buyer instead.
Sealand's Spanish estate agent, the one who came up with the price, also said that The Pirate Bay may not be allowed to buy the micronation, because Sealand has pledged not to allow a sale that would damage the interests of, or act against the UK.
But not to worry, The Pirate Bay still has its eye on some other islands and micronations
. The good thing is that these are a lot cheaper than Sealand, which is nothing more than a pile of rust and concrete anyway.CBC interview (YouTube)pirate bay, sealand, tpb
The Pirate Bay together with the ACFI have worked out a plan to buy the micronation of Sealand. Future citizens of this country can look forward to high speed Internet and the absence of copyright laws.
Sealand and its hosting company HavenCo have no regulations concerning copyright, patents, libel, restrictions on political speech, non-disclosure agreements, cryptography, restrictions on maintaining customer records, tax or mandatory licensing, DMCA, music sharing services, or other issues; child pornography is the only content explicitly prohibited.
On buysealand.com we read, "With the help of all the kopimists on Internets, we want to buy Sealand. Donate money and you will become a citizen and nobleman. It should be a great place for everybody, with high-speed Internets access, no copyright laws and vip accounts to The Pirate Bay."
Worth a donation!
ACFI is a group of people working for the peoples right to it's Internets. We have made progress in Ladonia and are now working on the Micronation of Sealand.
Recently it was made clear that this country is for sale. To make sure the owners will be kopimistic and that the country won't be governed by people that do not care about it's future, we have come up with a plan.
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, press officer of ACFI says.
Register and let us write history together.
Plan B: 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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