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.
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