Story about Havenco on CNN "business unusual" tonight.
Dave Farber wrote:
> >From: "Rob Raisch" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >To: "Dave Farber" <email@example.com>
> >So Much for That Plan:
> >Speaking of data havens, remember that tiny platform off the coast of
> >England where a band of cypherpunks have been busy starting HavenCo?
> >Part of the allure of HavenCo is that it is based on Sealand, an ostensibly
> >independent nation. But that concept rests on a shaky legal foundation: a
> >1968 court decision that said Sealand was outside of Britain's territorial
> >Well, turns out that the British authorities have changed their minds. This
> >week immigration officials at Heathrow barred a HavenCo engineer from
> >entering the country, the Daily Telegraph reported.
> >That move doesn't necessarily threaten HavenCo, insists CEO Sean Hastings.
> >"Several departments of the British government continue to maintain that
> >Sealand is independent from the UK," Hastings said in an email message to
> >Wired News. "Prince Roy's pension based on his decorated World War Two
> >service to the British military is paid to him only while he resides in the
> >UK. He is not eligible for payment during the times when he is in residence
> >in Sealand based on the pension department's decision that it is not part of
> >Rob Raisch - lead analyst @ www.raisch.com
> >Muscular Business Intelligence
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