The Null Device

Pirates on the high seas

The Principality of Sealand, a micronation situated on a platform off the mouth of the Thames, has recently suffered a number of problems, including a catastrophic fire, and is apparently facing bankruptcy. And so, Swedish anti-copyright group and file-sharing site The Pirate Bay has stepped in with a plan to buy Sealand, presumably turning it into a copyright-free hub of free downloads for all. That is, up until the RAF put a bomb through it once and for all. (After all, it could be seen as an act of war against the countries whose economies depend on intellectual-property licensing fees, much as currency counterfeiting is considered an act of war.)

There are 1 comments on "Pirates on the high seas":

Posted by: arthur Mon Jan 15 01:06:27 2007

But perhaps Prince William benefits from illegal downloading and the Royal Family will call off the war?

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