Re: Celestial property rights?

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Thu Jul 27 2000 - 21:38:17 MDT

"White, Ryan" wrote:

> remember hearing about people selling acreage on the moon. Is this reality?

If you or I make it so, it is.

> Who owns the moon?

I do, if I can get there first and enforce my claim somehow.

> How is that determined?

At the point of a gun, I suppose, just like it is on this planet. Im not
saying this is the way it should be, I am saying this is the way it is.

> Is there a UN sanctioned rule
> somewhere, whereby institutions might go about claiming ownership of
> celestial objects?

Does it matter what the UN thinks if the object claimed is out there
somewhere? It isnt called the United Galaxy. Yet.

> Should I anticipate hearing about the 'Microsoft galaxy'?

Lets hope not.

> Anybody out there know the rules to that game?

They will be written by the first ones there. spike

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