Pirate Bay launches bid to buy country
NEFARIOUS file-sharing site The Pirate Bay says it is planning to buy its own country and turn it into a copyright-free piracy paradise.
The torrent outfit launched a “Buy Sealand” campaign this week, with the aim of acquiring the former World War 2 gun platform now known as the Principality of Sealand, located just six miles from the UK coast.
The cut-throat file sharers claim the platform is up for sale having been badly damaged by fire in the summer of 2006.
The Pirate Bay hopes to fund the £100 million sale through donations from users who will automatically become citizens of the principality.
£100 million ???
It would be a very poor investment indeed.
Even if ‘sealand’ was an independent principality as claimed there is no market for the Pirate Bay within ‘sealand’. All communications to the outside world are subject to interdiction and termination.
Since the UK does not recognize ‘sealand’ and has passed an act of parliament that makes claim to the seabed on which the platform stands all the Pirate bay would achieve is to let the British Authorities know exactly where to arrest the perpetrators.
On the other hand it is probably a good way to fleece gullible contributors into making donations.