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RE: (OT) RE: Look's like Larry's at it again...

From: Bob Lofstrand <>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 12:00:19 -0700
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Unless international law changes a lot in the meantime we should never see a company take over a landmass, large or small. On the other hand maritime and admiralty law makes what happened with sealand theoretically legal. Law on the high seas should become interesting in the next century as the technology develops to create artificial islands. It also brings up the question of space stations that are built and launched by corporations. The way things are going one would assume that admiralty law will apply to space as well but I have never heard of a case.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jacques Kilchoer [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Friday, June 20, 2003 5:20 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L Subject: (OT) RE: Look's like Larry's at it again...

Ever heard of Sealand, the "country" formed by an ex-British radio station owner who took over an abandoned World War II military platform built off the coast of the UK and declared it a sovereign country?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boivin, Patrice J [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Seriously though, I wondered years ago at what point
> multinationals are
> going to pick a deserted island, declare it their country,
> and set up their
> own tax laws.
> Some companies have higher revenues than countries.

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