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Old 2007-01-11, 11:29 PM   [Ignore Me] #1
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The Pirate Bay... Buying its own country?


Bittorrent tracker PirateBay.org, currently based in Sweden, plans to purchase the man-made island-country, Sealand, off the coast of the UK. Sealand is its own country, and the PirateBay would not be subject to the jurisdiction of any nations if it relocated to the island. TPB is seaking donations to help go through with this plan.
http://buysealand.com/?cat=1


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Old 2007-01-11, 11:32 PM   [Ignore Me] #2
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If they buy it, wouldn't they have to name it New Sealand?

Bad pun, I know.
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Old 2007-01-12, 02:30 AM   [Ignore Me] #3
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Apparently this sealand costs 2 billion bucks.
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Old 2007-01-12, 06:42 AM   [Ignore Me] #4
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I doubt Pirate Bay could even raise that kind of capitol.
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Old 2007-01-12, 06:58 AM   [Ignore Me] #5
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It would rock if it did.
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Old 2007-01-12, 03:19 PM   [Ignore Me] #6
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It's not recognized by any other country and England insists that it belongs to them still(It's not in international waters, England extened it's waters to 12 nautical miles a while back according to some treaty). There is also no way in hell they will ever raise the money.

I'm calling biggest scam ever.
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Old 2007-01-12, 03:24 PM   [Ignore Me] #7
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Technically Sealand was occupied and declared sovreignty before the UK extended it's waters to the area surrounding sealand.
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Old 2007-01-12, 05:31 PM   [Ignore Me] #8
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No one recognized it as a state before(or after) the territory was extended. So when it was extened Sealand was taken with it, according to the technicalities.

Also: the UK navy technicaly still owns the ship Sealand is on, and her majesty's crown technicaly owns the land the ship rests on and can have it removed whenever.

The most important thing is that no country worth anything is going to object if the UK raids TPB's servers. And if they try to defend it, very few people that matter will take issue with the UK blowing them up.
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Old 2007-01-13, 01:52 AM   [Ignore Me] #9
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Wtf is it even, I was thinking it was going to be an actual island or something, its 2 fucking pillars supporting half a football field. Thats gay so Im gonna hope this is all a joke. Theres MUCH bigger islands(actual islands mind you) that are for sale for like 2-20 million which would be alot more realistic. These people had to be doing this as a joke/scam
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Old 2007-01-13, 12:44 PM   [Ignore Me] #10
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Why not put all the servers on a big old boat and float it in the middle of the atlantic? International waters ftw?
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Old 2007-01-13, 03:21 PM   [Ignore Me] #11
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Originally Posted by Peacemaker View Post
Why not put all the servers on a big old boat and float it in the middle of the atlantic? International waters ftw?
Pirates for the win!
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Old 2007-01-13, 03:39 PM   [Ignore Me] #12
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What if REAL pirates came and attacked the "Pirates" boat and stole the servers tho? Then we'd have a pirate war on our hands which could start wwIII.
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Old 2007-01-13, 08:20 PM   [Ignore Me] #13
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Old 2007-01-14, 03:13 AM   [Ignore Me] #14
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Fascinating to see criminals attempting to legitimize their theft in such a manner. I hope in this case, England (or hell, hold on for it, the UN) can find some small insect, or critter that is "endangered" and claim control and deny these criminals a place to operate outside the control of law.
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Old 2007-01-14, 12:15 PM   [Ignore Me] #15
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There really is nowhere you can operate outside the law on this plant, as proven in recent history we just re-write the laws to go after you.
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