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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Get citizenship of "Sealand" !!!!

Pirate Bay, world's largest Bit Torrent tracker would like to seek your donations to purchase a man made off shore installation "The Principality of Sealand" (or just Sealand) to provide a safe haven for high speed internet and where copyright laws don't exist.
Sounds very exciting and fun but where is "The Principality of Sealand", let's get to know some history of this place and something more about Pirate Bay.
"The Principality of Sealand", is a man-made off-shore installation located in the North Sea off the coast of Suffolk,England. Since 1967, the population of Sealand has been associates and family members of Paddy Roy Bates, a former radio broadcaster and former British Army Major. The population of the facility rarely exceeds ten, and its area is 5920 sq. ft.
Though Mr.Bates and his family claim rights to Sealand, it is disputed to be part of England mainland. Hence claiming Sealand a sovereignty has always been in disputed, it is not recognised by any country , yet it is sometimes cited[1] in debates as an interesting case study of how various principles of international law can be applied to a territorial dispute (to read more about sealand follow this link Wiki).
On the other hand the other party involved in purchasing this piece of land is Pirate bay, which bills itself as the "the world's largest Bit torrent tracker" and operates from Sweeden. It is used for sharing music files, movies softwares and even Linux discs. But it has some dark history of being raided in May 2006. Though it is back, up and running (to read more about Pirate bay read the following link Wiki)
So when Sealand was offered for sale, Pirate bay lost no opportunity to purchase it. It is seeking donations from its users and in return one gets citizenship of the Sealand. So if you support such a cause or would like to seek "citizenship" of Sealand make a donation.
There forums available for the citizens to discuss about the laws governing the new pla